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The Great War


  • Young Centre for the Performing Arts 50 Tank House Lane Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4 Canada (map)
All members of the ensemble give outstanding performances as they switch between characters, blur gender lines, and provide continual bursts of laughter that have the power to shoot audiences from their seats.
— Nicholas Catania

In 1914 many cultures struggle to be heard in the national dialogue, but British Canada is still a well-fed bulldog with a loud bark. When war looms in Europe, the loyal colony musters a tenth of its people to defend the Empire. VideoCabaret’s award-winning ensemble conjures the battlefront and the home front with the trench-humour of soldiers, the follies of leaders, and the tragic farce of warfare.

Approximate running time: 2 hour(s) & 15 minute(s) . There will be one 15 minute intermission.

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