news | Monday July 30, 2012
Timothy Williams and Philip King. Photo credit: Tom Hurst
Mad Cow Theatre presents Billy Bishop Goes to War, the award-winning musical drama written and composed by John Gray in collaboration with Eric Peterson, opening August 3 and running through August 26, 2012 at Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, Florida.
An unlikely hero and the worst student in the Royal Military College, Billy Bishop went on to become the most decorated officer of the Royal Canadian Flying Corps in World War I. John Gray and Eric Peterson’s hilarious and poignant play tells the story of high-flying escapes, and love and loss on the front lines of battle in this two-man show featuring a piano player who accompanies Billy as he regales the audience with tales of war and includes all the characters he met along the way.
Billy Bishop Goes to War will feature Mad Cow veteran Timothy Williams (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) as the title character. Eric Zivot (Next Fall, Hedda Gabler) will direct, joined by Philip King (Next to Normal) as musical director.