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Billy Bishop Goes to War


  • Dunes Summer Theatre 288 Shady Oak Drive Michigan City, IN, 46360 United States (map)

This musical drama with a comedic heart tells the story of World War I Canadian ace fighter pilot, Billy Bishop. First assigned to fight in the muddy trenches, Bishop quickly becomes frustrated. In July of 1915, after watching a Royal Flying Corps aircraft return from a mission, Bishop reportedly said, "I'll bet you don't get any mud or ‘horse pucky’ on you up there. If you die, at least it would be a clean death.” He was soon transferred to the RFC. His subsequent no-holds-barred missions soon earn him the temporary honor of being the highest scoring ace in the RFC, second only to his nemesis, Germany's Red Baron. Mike Nichols directed this original two-man show in the New York production.

Dunes Summer Theatre
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