by Ottawa Fringe
June 22, 2009
When you consider the millions spent to make a war film, the achievement of THEATrePUBLIC is all the more astounding. With just three actors and a handful of props, the company has crafted a play about a Second World War pilot that is epic in scope and as intimate as your own breath. The show, about a young Canadian Spitfire pilot Jack Harding (Blake William Turner), sweeps us into the aerial battleground high over Europe, narrows in on his intense love affair with a strange and desperate woman (Caley Suliak, who also plays other characters), and bumps him up against an insufferable British air force officer (Bryan D. Webb, also in multiple roles). And if you ever fantasized about flying a fighter plane, this show will hurl you back down to earth right quick. At Academic Hall until June 28.