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The amazing true story of John Weir Foote, the only Canadian Army chaplain to win the Victoria Cross for valour during the Second World War.


Written and performed by Marc Moir

The play begins in 1948 at a train station in Ontario. While waiting for a delayed train, Foote recalls his years in the army, his experiences at Dieppe, and the three years he spent as a prisoner of war. This is a remarkable story of an extraordinary man. What makes it all the more remarkable is that this is the first time it has ever really been told. Padre X has been a hit on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit and has received awards for Best of the Fest (Winnipeg 2010) and Outstanding Drama (Ottawa 2011). Padre X was also nominated by the Manitoba Association of Playwrights as best new Manitoba play (2010).

This well-crafted and moving play has received rave reviews in fringe festivals across Canada, and we are excited to bring it to the Canadian War Museum for a limited run.

Looking Glass Productions

Running Time: 75 minutes.

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