Five Canadian women work for the war effort while their men are away, each responding differently to civilian life during WWII. Catherine’s husband is overseas; she copes by working in a canteen and socializing with another man. Margaret’s son fights abroad, while the other joins the communist party. Janet’s husband avoids active service; she compensates with bullying patriotism and volunteer work. There is also Eve, a young schoolteacher, and Marta, a German immigrant whose father is interned as a spy. Couched in 1940s era music, the dynamics and tension between the women reflect the paradox of war itself. Some thrive, others recoil; some find laughter and others only worry. In the end, Parade shows how the pressure of extraordinary circumstances reveals character.
"Waiting for the Parade is an honest play that captures precisely the texture of ordinary hopes and despairs…" --The Guardian
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