What happens when a company of ex-soldiers becomes a company of actors - a theatrical band of brothers? A group of veterans and actors rehearse a play about a group of veterans and actors. It is not a cure-all but the bonding, the humour - the "Theatre of War" - all help to put them back together again. Although worlds apart they begin to realise there are more similarities between military life and the theatre than they realised; they build a powerful new world of their own. This is a heart-warming story about surviving the forces, dealing with traumatic experiences, and what happends when you leave the military family. Soldier On is produced by Amanda Faber and The Soldiers' Arts Academy, a platform through which serving and ex-serving military personal and their families can participate in the creative and performing arts: soldiersartsacademy.com
“Soldier On is dedicated to all those who come home after war, but don’t really come back. And to all their loved ones and friends who know what it’s like to live with the thousand-yard stare.”
– JONATHAN LEWIS
- Location: Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre (26 Berkeley St.)
- Run Time: Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes (with one 20 minute intermission)
- Proceeds from ticket sales go to members of the Armed Forces and their families. Military members and First Responders are eligible for discounted pricing. Artsworker pricing available by phone or in person. ID may be required when picking up from the box office.
PLAYWRIGHT & DIRECTORJonathan Lewis