Theatre by the Bay would like to call on actors to audition for our touring production of
We Must Have More Men! Barrie & the Great War.
Directed by Leah Holder
When Britain declares war on Germany in 1914, Canada is automatically at war as well. The pressure on men in Simcoe County to enlist to make contributions to the war effort is intense. As the first brutal battles are fought, it becomes obvious that the side which can raise the most soldiers will win. Barrie responds to the war with incredible energy, sending the 35th, 157th and 177th Simcoe Forester Battalions overseas. But just how much must be sacrificed for the war to be won?
Rehearsals will occur in September and October. Performances dates are November 1st to the 18th with the show running in the evenings, as well as several day-show performances. This production will tour from Barrie to Base Borden, with a potential extended run in Collingwood from the 23rd-25th.
This production features a large number of characters, both male and female, and from a spectrum of age groups.
Auditionees will be asked to present two contrasting monologues.