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SYNOPSIS:  drama

This play is adapted from the novel Short Timers, a 1979 semi- autobiographical novel about the author’s experience in the Vietnam War. Hasford served as a combat correspondent with the 1st Marine Division.  Spirit of the Bayonet reveals the harsh realities of recruitment and boot camp.  Gus Hasford is portrayed in the character Joker.

 

In collaboration with Michael Herr and Stanley Kubrick,  The full novel, Short Timers was later adapted by Hasford and became the Hollywood blockbuster film, Full Metal Jacket.

SPIRIT OF THE BAYONET

Written by Gustav Hasford

Directed by Howard Beye     2001

CAST:

Ferdy Belland ....….. Joker           Barry Coulter …........... Gerheim

Shaun Askew …...... Perkin         Sean Cloarec…............ Hamer

Chris Woods …...... Cowboy       Jeff Harrington …....... Leonard

Stuart Driedger ….. Philips         Graham Gaudreau ….. Barnard

 

CREW:

Tanya Laing-Moore …. Producer & Co-director

Ferdy Belland ….......... Concept & Adaptation      

Gwen Stewart …......... Hair                          Howard Beye …...... Sound Design

Lorraine Harvey …...... Stage Manager       Howard Beye …...... Set Design

Vine Madder …........... Lighting Operator     Chris Eimer ......…. Poster Design

Craig Farish …............. Photography            Harriet Pollock ….. Front of House

Tanya Laing-Moore .... Program                   Rick Belland …...... Guns

Raewyn Sinhuber …... Costumes                Tanya Laing-Moore ....… Make-up

Graham Gaudreault …....................................................... Sound Operator

Raewyn Sinhuber & Chris Woods ….................................Props

Ed Douglas & Howard Beye  …......................................... Sound Construction

Howard Beye, Ferdy Belland & Bob Kary …..................... Light & Sound Design

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