George Ryga tribute adds performance dates

Theatre lovers throughout the Thompson Okanagan will have a chance to see a special George Ryga production. Portrait of a Lady, a Tribute to Margaret Laurence is based on George Ryga’s seminal adaptation of Margaret Laurence’s classic novel The Stone Angel and features Dorian Kohl’s acclaimed portrayal of heroine Hagar Shipley.

Theatre lovers throughout the Thompson Okanagan will have a chance to see a special George Ryga production.

Portrait of a Lady, a Tribute to Margaret Laurence is based on George Ryga’s seminal adaptation of Margaret Laurence’s classic novel The Stone Angel and features Dorian Kohl’s acclaimed portrayal of heroine Hagar Shipley.

While it was originally planned as the showcase performance at the eighth annual George Ryga Awards evening, producer Ken Smedley said the schedule has been expanded, with performances in Salmon Arm, Armstrong, and Vernon as well as Summerland.

The Summerland performance will continue as planned in Centre Stage Theatre on Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Martin’s Flowers in Summerland and The Dragon’s Den in Penticton. More information is available online at www.ryga.org.