Award-winning playwright visiting Penticton

Western News Staff

Award-winning Canadian playwright Douglas Bowie will be visiting Penticton this week to catch one of the last three shows in the Many Hats Theatre Company’s production of his play Rope’s End.

Bowie will be in the audience for the final performance tommorow evening and will be available afterwards to meet the audience and cast at an informal reception in the Opus Bistro (right next door to the Cannery Stage.)

Rope’s End is the second play by award-winning Canadian playwright Douglas Bowie that the Penticton-based theatre company has produced. The first was Goodbye, Piccadilly in November 2010.

The play revolves around Toby Boone who is literally at the end of his rope. He feels that his only hope is to re-connect with a girl he met at summer camp. The problem? Thirty-one years have passed since their last meeting. What if she doesn’t remember him? Even worse, what if she does? Rope’s End is full of surprises and comedic twists that keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Rope’s End closes April 23 with 8 p.m. performances, on Friday and Saturday.

Tickets for Rope’s End are $19 ($17 for students and seniors including HST) and are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre at Railway and Eckhardt in Penticton or may be ordered by phone at 250-493-4055.