New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 5 - Page 83

On Stage: Theatre Billy Bishop Goes to War Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette Street, Cape May Max Baker (Billy Bishop) Sam Saint Ours (Piano Player) Lying face down in the mud with his horse stuck beside him, Billy looks up to see a fighter plane and decides that there is a better place to be. He is credited with seventy-two victories and billed as the top fighter pilot in the British Empire. King George said, “Well, Captain Bishop, NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 you’ve been a busy bugger” as he pinned a medal on his chest. The music is comprised of mar- tial arts, barracks room ditties, Kiplingesque tunes of glory, Gilbert and Sullivan-like pat- ter songs and a bitter brew of Brecht-Weill. Presented May 24 to June 23. INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 83