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Dief the Chief: October ’62

July 26 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$55.00

Enjoy a touring play throughout the Diefenbunker that blends storytelling and history in a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, 75 feet underground.

It’s October 1962. 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 the Chief” through the Diefenbunker into the War Cabinet 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 the Chief’s” rocky relationship with President John F. Kennedy played an extraordinary role in Canadian and American relations and how each influenced the other’s policies.

Join “Dief the Chief” as he navigates his way through the ultimate crisis that could see neighbours on both sides fight a nuclear war with Canada, literally in the middle. The personal cost to him will be great as he deals with a demanding president, a divided cabinet, and a fierce opposition.

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Written and performed by Pierre Brault with Peter Haworth as John Diefenbaker. This play is an artistic interpretation of historical events.

Pierre Brault is an Ottawa-based multi-award-winning actor, playwright, and stand-up comedian. He is best known for his solo plays Will Somers: Keeping your Hear, Portrait of an Unidentified Man, 5 O’clock Bells, and Blood on the Moon. Pierre has toured his productions across Canada and abroad to Ireland and New Zealand, and he has also worked extensively in film, television, and radio.

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Three show times (4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.) on each of the following days:

– Friday, June 14
– Saturday, June 15
– Friday, July 26
– Saturday, July 27
– Friday, August 16
– Saturday, August 17

Tickets are $55.00 per show. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

BONUS: On the same day as your chosen show time, receive FREE general admission to the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum and explore the site during the museum’s operational hours.

Details

Date:
July 26
Time:
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$55.00
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Website:
https://diefenbunker.ca/events/dief-the-chief-2024-3/

Organizer

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
Phone:
613-839-0007
Email:
reservations@diefenbunker.ca
Website:
https://diefenbunker.ca/

Venue

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
3929 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0 Canada
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Phone:
613-839-0007
Website:
https://diefenbunker.ca/




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