The remount of Theatre 3×60’s acclaimed 2013 production, Vimy by Vern Thiessen is touring Durham schools this fall as part of the company’s mandate to enrich lives in Durham through theatre, on and offstage. The overwhelming response from schools has booked the tour solid, but Theatre 3×60 is presenting two benefit performances to the public to further offset tour costs and to maintain its commitment to financially accessible theatre. A portion of the proceeds will also support The Vimy Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and promote Canada’s First World War legacy as symbolized with the victory at Vimy Ridge in
Inspired by real Canadians and drawing on factual events, Vimy explores how a nation’s defining moment is reflected in the lives, hopes and dreams of everyday people. Written in 2007, Vimy tells the story of four wounded soldiers recovering in a field hospital in the wake of the battle of Vimy Ridge.
Co-artistic directors, Joan Etienne and Carey Nicholson direct a cast of talented
performers from across Durham and the GTA – Paul Chiusolo, Brennan Julius,
Laura Laing, Rob Murphy, Graeme Powell and Sheldon Suepaul – to present
this very Canadian story of hope revealing the power of actions, large and small,
to define us as individuals and as a nation.
Tickets are $20 and are now on sale! Purchase in person at Eco Port/Queen
Beans Coffee House (cash/cheque only) or at 905 852-7993 (VISA/MC).
The Vimy Tour is supported by Rosemary & Dawn Brown, of Century 21 Percy
Fulton Ltd. Brokerage, with rehearsal space and transportation provided by
Cristal Diemer-Elwes. Additional sponsorship opportunities available: visit
www.theatre3x60.ca or contact Carey at email@example.com.
Vimy is produced by arrangement with Talent House Inc., 204A St. George St.,
Toronto, ON, M5R 2N5.