Jake’s Gift • Juno Productions
2017 marks 10 years since Juno Productions started touring their multi-award winning play, Jake’s Gift. Since January 2007, Juno Productions has toured Jake’s Gift to over 225 communities across Canada, including international stops in the US, the UK and Normandy, France, for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. The production continues to receive rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.
This one act, one-woman play, written and performed by BC based actress and playwright, Julia Mackey, has been described as “An acting tour de force not to be missed!” It tells the story of a Canadian WW2 veteran's reluctant return to Normandy, France, for the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. While roaming the shores of Juno beach, Jake encounters Isabelle, a precocious 10-year-old from the local village, whose inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old soldier to confront some long ignored ghosts; most notably the wartime death of his eldest brother, Chester, a once promising young musician. At its heart, Jakes’ Gift is about the legacy of remembrance and makes personal the story behind one soldier’s grave.
“Jake’s Gift is the most theatrically pure show I have ever seen.” – Katie Nicholson, CBC Winnipeg
“If I could give this play six stars I would.” - Shannon Boklaschuk, Saskatoon Star Phoenix
“Jake’s Gift - which Mackey conceived, wrote and performs - is theatre in its purest form. It is an instant love affair between performer and audience. This is a jewel of a show you simply can’t afford to miss. “ - Louis Hobson, The Calgary Sun
RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes with no intermission.
SUGGESTED AUDIENCE: Age 10 to 110!
Visit Jake's Gift YouTube Page - http://www.youtube.com/user/JakesGift
Showcase Artist: Pacific Contact 2008
Home Base: British Columbia
Touring Schedule: Click here
Agency Listings ||
Blues / Jazz ||
Country / Bluegrass ||
Folk / Roots ||
Music World ||
Musical Theatre / Opera ||
Pop / Rock ||
Spoken Word / Storytelling ||
SEARCH BY: Alphabetical & Filter Listings ||