By Kevin Major
Commissioned by Rising Tide Theatre, adapted from the novel published by Doubleday Canada
Directed by Donna Butt
Design by Frank Lapointe
July 1, 1916 is remembered as the day the best and brightest of a generation of Newfoundland men were virtually wiped out. From every bay, cove and town, from fishing stage to merchant’s home, they marched off to the Great War, proud members of their own Newfoundland Regiment, never suspecting what one terrible morning of treachery would bring. Our soldiers were part of the immeasurable toil of war, yet as they travelled to distant lands they were never without the spirit and humour they brought from their homeland. You will see why this July morning will never be forgotten.