Written and performed by Julia Mackey
Directed by Dirk Van Stralen
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, Jake’s Gift has been performed in over 200 communities across Canada and overseas. This powerful, award-winning Canadian play follows a Second World War veteran who reluctantly returns to Normandy, France to commemorate the D-Day landings. There, he meets a young girl who challenges him to confront long-ignored ghosts – most notably, the war-time death of his elder brother. Full of poignancy and surprising humour, at its heart, Jake’s Gift is a story about the legacy of remembrance. This touching performance personalizes the story behind one soldier’s grave.
Pay What You Will – “Pay What You Will” is offered on select performances. Here’s how it works:
– You still need a ticket. Book your seats in advance by calling our box office at 458-8344 or visiting us at 686 Queen Street. If you don’t book in advance, you can still see the box office on show day to obtain a seating assignment.
– At the performance, we will provide an envelope and ask audience members to pay whatever amount they wish (based on their own individual experience) following the performance.
You decide the price of your tickets!
The objective of “Pay What You Will” is to increase access to our programs, and to encourage our patrons to take a chance on new and exciting performances.
A Conversation with Julia Mackey
Tuesday, April 11, post-performance