Jake's Gift

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 19:30

Jake’s Gift is a surprisingly funny, multi-award winning Canadian play about a World War II veteran’s reluctant return to Normandy, France, for the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. While revisiting the shores of Juno beach, Jake encounters Isabelle, a precocious 10-year-old from the local village. Isabelle’s inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old soldier to confront some long-ignored ghosts – most notably the war-time death of his eldest brother, Chester, a once promising young musician. At its heart, Jake’s Gift is about the legacy of remembrance and makes personal the story behind one soldier’s grave. 

Since 2007, Jake’s Gift has gone on to play at festivals and theatres in 225 communities across Canada, as well as international visits to Washington State, the UK and to Normandy, France, for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in June 2014. After 10 years of touring,  Juno Productions and Jake’s Gift continue to garner awards and rave reviews whether playing in small rural towns or big city centres. For full show details, please visit www.jakesgift.com

$32.50 in advance, $35 door
Students: $15 in advance. $17.50 door
Contact box office for group pricing (10 or more)


Frank Venables Theater
6100 Gala Street