The St. John’s Players proudly present, The Comedy Company by Canadian playwright Neil Grahn.

The ‘Comedy Company’ tells the true story of how a few soldiers from The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry created a beloved comedy show on the Western Front of World War One.
They were pulled from the trenches and ordered to write and perform lighthearted entertainment for their fellow soldiers. They succeeded far beyond anyone’s hopes. These men made their fellow soldiers laugh while in the shadow of the most hellish battlefields ever known.
The PPCLI Comedy Company was the first standing comedy troupe in the Canadian Expeditionary force of World War One and went on to be an integral part of the first successful Canadian run on Broadway. They regularly practiced their routines within artillery range of the enemy, knowing they could be called to the front at any moment. These men were the last of the soldier entertainers and they set the mold for many Canadian sketch comics that followed in their footsteps. This hilarious, heart warming and harrowing story details the struggles, the successes and the casualties of their first year.

Even in war, sometimes we all could use a little laughter!

Playing at the Barbara Barrett Theatre, Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s
Nov 8 – 11, 2022 at 8 pm
Tickets on sale now at or call 729-3900
$35 – Adults
$25 Seniors
$20 – Students
* 1/2 price tickets for any member of the military – veterans, reservists, active duty, cadets.
* (warning – profanity & gun shots)
Start Date

Nov 08, 2022 - 20:00

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