Waiting For The Parade
by John Murrell
Shoestring - Winnipeg, MB
V.28 - Dramatic Arts Centre 
Set in Calgary during the Second World War, five spirited women cope with wartime deprivation, absent menfolk, discrimination and prejudice, loneliness and doubt, while fighting their own battles and doing the best they can do for the war effort.

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Cast:
Laura Harrison, Brenda Born, Merri-Lou Paterson, Angela Rajfur, Jennifer Clow

Show Info:
90 Mins
Tickets: $12

Audience:
General
No Warnings
Thu July 20 7:45 PM
Fri July 21 9:30 PM
Sat July 22 5:45 PM
Sun July 23 6:00 PM
Tue July 25 7:15 PM
Wed July 26 9:45 PM
Fri July 28 5:45 PM
Sat July 29 6:00 PM

Waiting For The Parade

Shoestring—Dramatic Arts Centre

This troupe is always a sure bet for a top notch production of professional caliber. This year is no exception. WWII seems to be a thing this year; with this, Padre X, Vera Lynn and The Soldier’s War all covering this. This year Shoestring (of Mr.Flannery’s Ocean fame) chose to go all female, with wonderful, strong portrayals by every single one of them. I loved the range of ages and character types of these women, all waiting for the men in their lives to return from the war. Some less anxiously than others. When the men are away, the women will play. And play they did, to our total enjoyment. There are seats to be had, so please see this perfectly entertaining show before it’s done. It’s ninety minutes but you won’t know it as it flies by. You can thank me at the Jenny’s on Sunday night.

Lisa Campbell