Just in time for Remembrance Day, Where Poppies Blow, a play by Hannah Moscovitch and produced by Halifax Theatre for Young People, allows people to enter into the daily life of ordinary people during the First World War in Halifax.
Gus’s older brother Eddy is away, fighting at the front. The play unfolds over a day in Gus’s life, beginning at his home at breakfast time and moving from there to the Ladies Knitting Regiment, on to the Military Hospital and finally ending at his school, where he receives the news that his brother has died. Gus’s journey resonates on many levels. His physical journey through the day and through the town mirrors Gus’s emotional journey toward an understanding of the pain that war brings.
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and the Halifax Theatre for Young People are partnering to create a fascinating historical learning experience.
Dates: November 11, 12 and 13
Time: Performances at 2:00 p.m. daily
Cost: Free with Museum Admission