Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 30, No.2

September 29, 2005


Till We Meet Again at the D.B. Clarke

Musical will tour for a month

By Karen Herland

A musical set during World War II will play for three nights at the D.B. Clarke Theatre next month. Heather Markgraf, a Concordia graduate and former staff member, directs the show.

Till We Meet Again follows the fortunes of a small group of characters through broadcasts from a radio station at three points during the war.

The story is punctuated with music, publicity jingles and news reports. Author Daniel Langlois interviewed veterans to capture the tone of the period.

The play was first produced in October 2003 at the Village Theatre in Hudson, which was founded by Markgraf. However, the current production features more music, dialogue and dance routines.

The D.B. Clarke Theatre has been “refreshed” with new carpets and other visible improvements, according to Facility Manager Rebecca Doll.

The theatre, which is accessed from the lobby of the Hall Building, is now more attractive for clients, and convenient for high-profile events.

It is proving popular. Doll said the D.B. Clarke is booked every day but one from October through Christmas, including rehearsal and staging time.

Till We Meet Again will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 15, and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16. Ticket information is available at 231-5084.

After that, the show will tour southern Ontario before a two-week run at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa that will coincide with Nov. 11, Remembrance Day.