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Dief the Chief: October 1962

July 20 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

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One event on July 21, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on July 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on August 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on August 11, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on August 12, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on August 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on August 25, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on August 26, 2018 at 4:00pm


Dief the Chief: October 62

October 1962. A world on the brink of nuclear war! Relive the heart-stopping story of the Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of Canada’s 13th Prime Minister, John “Dief the Chief” Diefenbaker. Travel with “Dief” through the Diefenbunker, into the war room as he and the world watch the USA and USSR face off in history’s closest brush with nuclear war. Hear in his own words how Dief’s rocky relationship with President John F. Kennedy played an extraordinary role in Canadian/ American relations and how each influenced the other’s policies. This immersive theatrical experience, written by playwright Pierre Brault and performed by Peter Haworth and Pierre Brault, is a unique opportunity to relive history and to play a part in it.

Do not miss this experience. Space is very limited so book today.

Please note: the play will move around to different spaces and levels underground. Please wear comfortable shoes. There will be very limited seating.

Join us in the Vault, after the last performance of each evening, to meet the cast and crew.

Tickets: $35 (plus tax = $39.88), Tickets available from


Friday July 20, 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Saturday July 21, 4pm and 6pm
Sunday July 22, 4pm and 6pm

Friday August 10, 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Saturday August 11, 4pm and 6pm
Sunday August 12, 4pm and 6pm

Friday August 24, 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Saturday August 25, 4pm and 6pm
Sunday August 26, 4pm and 6pm


July 20
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Diefenbunker Museum
3929 Carp Road
Ottawa, K0A 1L0
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