To celebrate Ottawa 2017, the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum and Pierre Brault, Ottawa’s multi award-winning playwright and performer, have come together to create a dramatic and dynamic journey through the life and times of one of Canada’s most progressive leaders – John Diefenbaker.
Dief the Chief: October 62
October 1962. A world on the brink of nuclear war! Relive the heart stopping story of the Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of Canada’s 13th Prime Minister, John “Dief the Chief” Diefenbaker. Travel with “Dief” through the Diefenbunker, into the war room as he and the world watch the USA and USSR face off in history’s closest brush with nuclear war. Hear in his own words how Dief’s rocky relationship with President John F. Kennedy played an extraordinary role in Canadian/ American relations and how each influenced the other’s policies. This immersive theatrical experience, written by playwright Pierre Brault and performed by Peter Haworth and Pierre Brault, is a unique opportunity to relive history and to play a part in it.
Do not miss this experience. Space is very limited so book today.
Tickets: $35 + tax
Get tickets here.
September 14, 7pm and 9pm (9pm show on September 14 is by invitation only)
September 15, 7pm and 9pm
September 16, 2pm, 7pm and 9pm
September 21, 7pm and 9pm
September 22, 7pm and 9pm
September 23, 2pm, 7pm and 9pm
About Pierre Brault
Pierre Brault is a veteran actor, writer,director, and producer, whose work has appeared on virtually every stage in Ottawa and across Canada. He is best known for writing,performing and touring his multi-award-winning, historically based shows: 5 O’Clock Bells, Portrait of an Unidentified Man, and Blood on the Moon.
Special Thanks to our Funders
In partnership with Ottawa 2017 and its lead partner, CIBC, the Arts, culture and heritage investment program is stewarded by the cultural alliance of the AOE Arts Council, the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa and the Ottawa Arts Council.