WE MUST HAVE MORE MEN!
By Alex Dault and Danielle Kostrich
Thursday, November 23rd at 7:30pm
Friday, November 24th at 1pm and 7:30pm
at The Simcoe Street Theatre
WE MUST HAVE MORE MEN! was written by two young talented Barrie playwrights, and was a sold-out production in Barrie last year. It has been commissioned to be performed at Base Borden this year to mark Remembrance Day, and we are so lucky to have it in Collingwood for 3 performances.
When Britain declares war on Germany, Canada is automatically at war as well. The pressure on men to enlist and on the people of the town to make contributions to the war effort is intense. As the first battles are fought, it becomes obvious that the side which can raise the most soldiers will win. Barrie responds to the war with incredible energy, sending the 157th and 177th Simcoe Forester Battalions overseas. But how much sacrifice will be required for the war to be won?
WE MUST HAVE MORE MEN! brings us the personal accounts of the soldiers from Barrie and Simcoe County who fought in the trenches, at sea, and in the air in the Great War- as well as the wives and children who kept the home fires burning.
Reviews of WE MUST HAVE MORE MEN!
- “The best play I have ever seen!”
- “Absolutely phenomenal!”
- “Absolutely loved it! Incredible show, incredible production… you all deserve enormous kudos!” – Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman
For more information call 705-445-2200. Seating is limited to 100 seats. THIS PLAY IS ALSO SUITABLE FOR HIGHSCHOOL CLASSES.