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Theatre UNB presents, A Patriot For Me by John Osborne-FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Apr 4, 2018

Category: News and Notices

Theatre UNB’s final production of the 2017-18 season, A Patriot For Me by John Osborne, is an historical drama based on the fascinating true story of Alfred Redl, an intelligence officer who served in the highest ranks of the Austro-Hungarian army in the years just prior to World War One. Unmasked by enemy Russian spies as a homosexual, Redl was blackmailed into becoming a double agent to cover up his secret, until he was eventually found out, with tragic results. Through scenes that expose official hypocrisy surrounding homosexuality in the army and depicting the flourishing gay demimonde of turn of the century Vienna, A Patriot For Me explores the value of loyalty and the instability of identity.

Featuring a cast of 19 actors directed by Len Falkenstein, the play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday, Apr. 4 through Saturday, Apr. 7 at Memorial Hall. Tickets ($14 regular, $10 seniors/underemployed, $8 for students) will be available at the door.

For more information, phone 506 447-3078 or email lfalken@unb.ca.

Article Contact Information

Contact: Len Falkenstein

Email Address: lfalken@unb.ca