REDPATCH the play previews March 9th and opens on March 10th at 8pm
Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver, BC
March 9-12, 2016 at 8:00pm
REDPATCH is a historical drama which tells the story of a young Metis soldier, from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation of Vancouver Island, who volunteers to fight for Canada in the Great War. Set in both Canada and in the battlefields of France, REDPATCH follows the experience of this young Canadian soldier as he endures the First World War.
Beginning in 1908 when the boy enters Ahousaht residential school, we follow him as he crosses the country to Valcartier training base in Quebec, and then across the Atlantic to the Western Front. We watch and experience his interactions with his fellow platoon members, his battles with enemy forces, and the struggles he faces with himself. The collision of cultures and worlds culminates in 1917 on the bloodstained fields of Vimy Ridge.
Inspired by the thousands of Aboriginal and first Nations soldiers who fought for Canada during the Great War.
Co-written by Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver
Produced by Hardline Productions
Institutional support from and presented as a rental at Presentation House Theatre
Graciously supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s World War Commemoration Community Fund
Join us for the Official Launch of the REDPATCH Website at Opening Night of REDPATCH
March 10, 2016
Deepen your understanding. Deepen your experience.
Learn more about Canada in WW1, First Nations culture and history, the making of REDPATCH and the creation of the graphic novel.