University Players will host a discussion setting its next production, the 1928 drama Journey’s End, into historical context. The Let’s Talk Theatre lunch is set for Wednesday, November 14, at Willistead Manor, 1399 Niagara Street.
The play takes place over four days in 1918, in the frontline trenches of the First World War. It opens November 23 and runs through December 2 in the Essex Hall Theatre.
In addition to members of the cast and crew, Wednesday’s discussion will feature drama alumnus Jim Armstrong (BFA 2006), who will perform a few songs from his work on the show Soldiers of Song. The live performance combines theatre, music, and storytelling based on the original works of the Dumbells, a Canadian concert party that entertained troops during World War I.
Organizers invite anyone with military memorabilia, letters, or other mementoes to bring them and share the precious artifacts of history. All guests are also encouraged bring a favourite teacup to raise a cup (and a pinkie!) in honour of this season of remembrance.
Tickets to the luncheon are $45, available at www.universityplayers.com, or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808. Find more information about the show, including curtain times and ticket prices, on the box office website.
UWindsor president Douglas Kneale lays a wreath in Memorial Hall below a plaque listing former students of Assumption College who gave their lives in World War II. Sunday was the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.