The year is 1913. War with Germany is imminent. Rudyard Kipling, the British Empire's greatest apologist, is at the peak of his literary fame. This play explores the nature of a man who loses his balance when devotion to family and country clash. World War I breaks out, and Kipling's son, Jack, is determined to fight, but the Army and the Navy both reject him because of his extremely poor eyesight. Undaunted, Kipling uses his influence to land Jack a commission in the Irish Guards, sparking off a bitter family conflict.
The tale of high adventure in the farmyard that became the hit movie Babe is a captivating play for children young and old. A leading writer of children's plays brings the heartwarming story of the piglet who rises to fame at the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials to the stage.
The essence of the play focuses on living
in a lighthouse which is the beacon in the life of the family who live there
and the surrounding community. Several family members are engaged in
fighting the war while the rest are trying to resurrect an industry for the
community for those who return. The lighthouse keeper is also the mayor of
the community. The family is close and enjoys family moments while enduring
the heartaches that the war can bring.
In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.
Watch this space!
Marion Abbott and The East Coast Carolling Co. of Halifax are pleased to bring the play No Safe Harbour to CentreStage, September 5 and 6. The play depicts the physical and emotional devastation of the Halifax Explosion through the eyes of a 12 year-old girl.
It will be presented in the Upper Performance Centre beginning at 7:30 PM. All tickets are $12.00.