Winston Churchill: Through the Storm takes place late in the evening of July 23, 1945. The setting is Potsdam, Germany, where British Prime Minister Winston Churchill has just hosted a banquet for U.S. President Harry Truman and Soviet Generalissimo Josef Stalin. Over brandy and cigars he reminisces about his personal and public life, the war, and the possible future.
About Bruce Collier:
A native of Ohio, Bruce has a Bachelor of FineArts degree in Theatre from Wright State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, where he worked for four years as a public defender. Bruce has performed professionally in summer stock in Ohio, at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Courtyard Playhouse in New York City, New Horizons Theatre in Michigan, The REP at Seaside, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and Emerald Coast Theatre Company. His original Restoration comedy Tarts was staged in New York at the Courtyard. At ECTC, Bruce has appeared in Bakersfield Mist, A Wrinkle in Time, It’s a Wonderful Life, Around the World in 80 Days, The Fantasticks, A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island, and Miracle on 34th Street. This year Bruce was Narrator/The Soldier/The Devil in Sinfonia’s The Soldier’s Tale and narrator of Peter and the Wolf. Since 2018, as part of ECTC’s Storyteller Series, Bruce has written and performed his World War II Trilogy - Three Palaces at Yalta, The Fall of April, and Winston Churchill: Through the Storm, playing Churchill, Josef Stalin and Franklin Roosevelt. Bruce is currently Editor of the DeFuniak Springs Herald - Beach Breeze.