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Armstrong’s War ()

Produced by

Canadian Rep Theatre

Playwright: Colleen Murphy
Director: Ken Gass


The Citadel


November 11th, 2015 – December 6th, 2015


“Armstrong’s War” involves a chance encounter between a plucky 12-year-old girl, a Pathfinder, wheelchair-bound as a result of an accident, and a 21-year old soldier in an Ottawa Rehab Hospital following a tour of duty in Afghanistan. From shared readings of Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, what evolves is an unlikely friendship, as well as an emotional battleground over the value of a life. (


Paolo Santalucia Corporate Michael Armstrong
Alex McCulloch Halley Armstrong

Creative Team

Colleen Murphy Playwright
Ken Gass Director
Marian Wihak Set Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Costume Designer
Rebecca Picherack Lighting Designer
Wayne Kelso Sound Designer


Wayne Kelso Music


Peter Sherk Stage Manager
Alder Dunlap Design Assistant
Alder Dunlap Props Supervisor
Laurence Lemieux Movement Consultant
Kate Lynch Voice Consultant
Eli Thaysen Head Carpenter
George Nemeth Carpenter
Alex Torres Scenic Painter
Meiron Blackstien Set Assistant
Giuseppe Condello Set Assistant
Rebecca Vandevelde Lighting Technician
Chris Malkowski Lighting Technician


Bob Greene Technical Director