Dief the Chief: October 62

September 14, 2017

September 23, 2017

Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum, 3929 Carp Rd, Carp, Ottawa



Events Description

To celebrate Ottawa 2017, the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum and Pierre Brault, Ottawa’s multi award-winning playwright and performer, have come together to create a dramatic and dynamic journey through the life and times of one of Canada’s most progressive leaders – John Diefenbaker.

Dief the Chief: October 62
October 1962. A world on the brink of nuclear war! Relive the heart stopping story of the Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of Canada’s 13th Prime Minister, John “Dief the Chief” Diefenbaker. Travel with “Dief” through the Diefenbunker, into the war room as he and the world watch the USA and USSR face off in history’s closest brush with nuclear war. Hear in his own words how Dief’s rocky relationship with President John F. Kennedy played an extraordinary role in Canadian/ American relations and how each influenced the other’s policies. This immersive theatrical experience, written by playwright Pierre Brault, is a unique opportunity to relive history and to play a part in it.

About Pierre Brault
Pierre Brault is a veteran actor, writer,director, and producer, whose work has appeared on virtually every stage in Ottawa and across Canada. He is best known for writing,performing and touring his multi-award-winning, historically based shows: 5 O’Clock Bells, Portrait of an Unidentified Man, and Blood on the Moon.

Who is it for?

All ages

Please note: the play will move around to different spaces and level underground. Please wear comfortable shoes. There will be very limited seating.


Tickets: $35 + tax
How to get tickets?

Buy Online


Date & Time:

Thursday, September 14  to Saturday, September 23, 2017

September 14, 7pm
September 15, 7pm and 9pm
September 16, 2pm, 7pm and 9pm

September 21, 7pm and 9pm
September 22, 7pm and 9pm
September 23, 2pm, 7pm and 9pm

Venue & Address :

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum – 3929 Carp Rd, Carp, ON K0A 1L0 Canada

Free Parking

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