Joel, played by Vance Potter, receives a footrub from his soon-to-be ex-wife’s new boyfriend played by Chuck Peeren in the Many Hats Theatre Company upcoming production of Real Estate. Photo courtesy of Ed Schneider

Opening night set for Many Hats Theatre

Penticton theatre company ready for the opening night of Real Estate

Many Hats Theatre Company is set to open their latest production, Real Estate, a romantic comedy by Canadian playwright Allana Harkin.

The play follows Joel, a mystery novelist experiencing writer’s block. He retreats to the small-town family home that his father built, but the house needs to be sold and fast.

Enter Emma-an incredibly determined realtor-who decides that Joel is as much of a “fixer-upper” as the house he lives in. With the addition of Joel’s soon-to-be-ex looking to get divorce papers signed and her boyfriend in tow, Emma focuses all her considerable energy into developing the curb appeal of the house-as well as its inhabitant.

Related: A Real Estate buy you can laugh at

Many Hats Theatre Company takes the stage on Sept. 7, with shows running until Sept. 30. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

There will be two gala opening nights. The first on Sept. 7 with the traditional wine (from Play Estate Winery) and cheese reception following the performance. Then on Friday, Sept. 8 there will be a reception after the performance featuring craft brews from The Cannery Brewing Company.

Tickets can be bought at The Nest and Nectar or reserved by phoning 250-493-7275. For more information visit

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