Penticton’s Many Hats Theatre is at their rope’s end

Tickets are now on sale for the Many Hats Theatre Company production of award-winning Canadian playwright Douglas Bowie’s Rope’s End, opening on March 31 at the Cannery Stage in Penticton.

Tickets are now on sale for the Many Hats Theatre Company production of award-winning Canadian playwright Douglas Bowie’s Rope’s End, opening on March 31.

The central notion of Rope’s End is that somewhere long gone on the road not taken, lingering in some idealized, unreliable corner of memory, is the perfect person for each of us.

The story begins with Toby Boone alone in a drab room, talking to himself. He’s reached the end of his rope figuratively and perhaps literally, because he’s trying to tie an ominous-looking loop in a length of rope. The possibility of suicide looms in the air. But he happens across a photo of the love of his life. Maybe she can somehow rescue him, change everything, if he can just get up his nerve to contact her. There’s only one small problem. He’s let 31 years go by. He last saw her, fleetingly, at summer camp when they were 13. And in 31 years, things change.

Rope’s End is the second show in Many Hat’s fourth season and opening night audience members are invited to meet the cast and crew at an informal reception immediately following the show.

Rope’s End opens on the Cannery Stage in the Cannery Trade Centre on March 31 and runs until April 23. Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Tickets for Rope’s End are $19, $17 students and seniors 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.