Anne Chislett’s drama Quiet in the Land takes centre stage with Gallery 7 next month.
Directed by Langley’s Shannon Braithwaite, the production is a prodigal son story set in a Canadian Amish community during the First World War. Yock Bauman can’t comprehend how his strict father can stand idly by while war rages on in Europe. Shunning the pacifist beliefs of his community, Bauman enlists in the military where he soon becomes a hero to the nation but an outcast to his own. Having been powerfully affected by the horrors of battle, Bauman returns home to find he has lost more than he could ever have imagined.
Quiet in the Land runs March 4-5, 10-12 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m., with additional matinees on March 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. All performances are at MEI Theatre, located at 4081 Clearbrook Rd.
Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, and $9 for children. 12 and under. Tickets are available at House of James. Visit www.gallery7theatre.com for more details.