November 1 – 9, 2013
Hope Christian Reformed Church
Experience one of Canada’s most stirring moments as a nation with Vimy, a stage play by Vern Thiessen, being presented November 1 – 9 by Theatre 3×60° at Hope Christian Reformed Church in Port Perry.
Vimy explores how a nation’s defining moment is reflected in the lives, hopes and dreams of everyday people, as it tells the story of four wounded soldiers recovering in a field hospital in the wake of the battle of Vimy Ridge. While presenting an insightful portrayal of war, Vimy is ultimately a very Canadian story of hope revealing the power of actions, large and small, to define us as individuals and as a nation.
Vimy is a moving piece of theatre, made more poignant by the youthful talented cast of this production, drawn from across Durham, including Oshawa, Whitby, Port Perry and Uxbrige. The production is co-directed by Carey Nicholson and Joan Etienne, who have successfully collaborated previously on several youth productions for Sears Festival and elsewhere and are now co-artistic directors for Theatre 3×60°.
Ms. Nicholson and Ms. Etienne recently created Theatre 3×60° to enrich lives in Durham through theatre, on and offstage, with a mandate to encourage the development of new work, artists and audiences through the company’s projects and partnerships.
Public performances of Vimy will be performed on November 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at 8 pm and November 2 at 2 pm. All performances will take place at the Hope Christian Reform Church at 14480 Old Simcoe Rd., Port Perry. Tickets are $15 each and are available in advance at the Scugog Council for the Arts Resource Centre, 181 Perry St., 905 982-2121 (cash or cheque only) or at Theatre 3×60°, 905 852-7993. Theatre 3×60° also makes a limited number of $5 tickets available for each performance to high school students, through the EyeGO to the Arts program.
For more information on Vimy or Theatre 3×60°, please visit www.theatre3x60.ca, on Facebook at theatre3x60 or contact 905 852-7993. Vimy is produced by arrangement with Talent House Inc., 204A St. George St., Toronto, ON, M5R 2N5.