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A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation
WW1 songs and stories revisited
“Poignant and sobering” – The Globe and Mail (Top 10 Arts Pick, 2020)
“Serves to give the sacrifices of those who served and died a human dimension beyond mythology” – Vancouver Sun
Often called the “battle that made Canada,” Vimy Ridge resulted in over 10,000 Canadian casualties. Through direct storytelling, verbatim theatre, and live music, Brendan McLeod and The Fugitives examine misconceptions and varying perspectives around the battle, while drawing parallels to other formative events in our nation’s past. Featuring inventive musical interpretations of WWI soldier songs, Ridge probes difficult yet necessary questions about how and why we grieve. A vivid, kinetic ride through history, as well as an intimate, personal examination of our connection to the past, Ridge is a visceral work that passionately argues against the exploitation of young lives.