Set in landscapes which move from Detroit to China, Bethune is a study of how one man’s vision may shape the world. In this play, Rod Langley attempts to chronicle the journey of Dr. Norman Bethune toward his final destiny. Bethune premiered at the Globe Theatre in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1974.
Rod Langley was born in Australia in 1942, and moved to Canada in his teens. He now lives in Nanaimo, B.C., where he works on film and theatre projects. His plays published by Talonbooks are Bethune (1975), The Dunsmuirs: Alone at the Edge (1991), and The Dunsmuirs: A Promise Kept (1992).
?Demystifies the man at the same time as it recreates his boundless energy and chaotic lifestyle.”
? Canadian Theatre Review