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Jake’s Gift ()

Produced by

Juno theatre

Presented by

Factory Theatre

Playwright: Julia MacKey
Director: Dirk Van Stralen


Factory Studio Theatre


April 19th, 2011 – April 24th, 2011


A Canadian WW2 veteran reluctantly returns to Normandy,  France, for the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings.  While revisiting 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 war- time death of his eldest brother, Chester,  a once promising young musician. At its heart, Jake’s Gift is  about the legacy of remembrance and personalizes the story  behind one soldier’s grave. (


Julia MacKey Performer

Creative Team

Julia MacKey Playwright
Dirk Van Stralen Director
Gerald King Lighting Designer


Lizzy Edwards Load In and Lighting Crew
David Fisher Load In and Lighting Crew
Dan Gallo Load In and Lighting Crew
Aaron Kelly Load In and Lighting Crew
Jonathan Pinksen Load In and Lighting Crew
Les Stockley Load In and Lighting Crew


Bryan Eaton Technical Director - Studio
Aaron Kelly Production Manager (Factory)