Sep 29, 30, Oct 5, 6, 7, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Adults $25, Students & Seniors $20, Children $15
Opening to appreciative crowds this past weekend, The Alcan Craze of ’42 plays again this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Fort St. John residents share their own kind of humour and communication that long-time resident and playwright Deborah Butler aptly depicts in the play. Little known facts about the Peace Country and the highway come to light with the energetic local cast of characters.
Fort St. John in 1942 comes alive on stage September 29 when Stage North and the North Peace Cultural Centre open “The Alcan Craze of ‘42”. Experience the shock and awe of the residents as they saw the huge machines and 10,000 US soldiers invade our peaceful village during WWII in the quest to building the Alaska Highway in 8 months. This original play written by local playwright Deborah Butler features Northern humour, characters of the town in 1942 and little known facts about the Alaska Highway. Drama, music, laughter and dance combine to make this a family show recommended for those 9 years old and older. Seniors will be particularly familiar with the legendary characters depicted by the talented local cast directed by BC actor and director Michael Armstrong.