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Soldier’s Heart – The Borelians
October 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2018 at 2:00pm
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The Borelians present Soldier’s Heart as part of the Armistice 100 celebrations in Scugog Township, marking 100 years since the end of World War One and in remembrance of the millions of lives that were lost in the hope of finding peace.
“Sixteen-year-old Jacob Mercer stands on a railway platform in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, 1924. Jacob has had a violent fight with his father, Esau, and has decided to take the next train out of town. Six years earlier, Esau Mercer returned from the Great War a damaged man, never able to speak of his time in the trenches. When Esau arrives at the station in an attempt to stop Jacob from leaving, the boy seizes the opportunity to help his father heal. Jacob agrees to stay – if his father will speak about the War. Neither of them are prepared for what happens when Esau finally gives his devastating and unsparing account of what happened on the day that the Newfoundland Regiment was wiped out. This quintessential Canadian Post-war drama comes from one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights.”