The Rialto Theatre in Courtenay is having a special Remembrance Day showing of Billy Bishop Goes to War.
This musical theatrical saga of First World War flying ace Billy Bishop has been evolving for 33 years, with Eric Peterson and John Gray involved throughout. Now it is a fine wine, or a shot of aged Canadian whiskey, and it is tasty, tart, pleasing with a great finish. Barbara Willis-Sweete beautifully films the latest stage incarnation, framing Peterson and Gray in an empty theatre that they fill with energy, wit, pathos and comedy. This film is as significant as it is entertaining. Canadian history rarely sings with such force.
Billy Bishop Goes to War plays at the Rialto Theatre this Thursday at 4 p.m. and Friday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. All tickets cost $6 at the Rialto box office.
For details, call 250-338- 5502.
— Rialto Theatre