Written and Directed by Amiel Gladstone (Vancouver)
NOV 07 – 17, 2018 | Historic Theatre
Part of the Ceasefire Series: an exploration of past and present warfare to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice of WWI.
Modern millennial actresses put on a play about mid-century women, who enact the WWII men in POW camps, performing Shakespeare. This is Three Winters, a world premiere about survival and a performance to unpack. During WWII, Canadian airmen were captured and held in camps throughout Europe. To stay alive, the soldiers were constantly trying to escape, stay warm, and create theatre; performing the play scripts they were sent by the Red Cross. Three Winters is a highly theatrical case for the creation of art as a means to survive.
“If it weren’t for their ability to make theatre, my Grandpa said he would have died in those WWII POW camps. This play is about that reality, told with immediacy and connection” — Amiel Gladstone