Jeanne Wnuk of Summerland is one of the actors in For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again

Drama productions scheduled

The locally run co-op theatre company Many Hats is set to launch their seventh season this February.

The locally run co-op theatre company Many Hats is set to launch their seventh season this February.

Their first show of 2014 will open on Thursday, Feb. 6 and features some great local talent.

The play For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again is an award-winning play by Quebec playwright Michel Tremblay. This groundbreaking Canadian play, which Tremblay characterized as a Valentine to his mother, is a humorous and poignant homage to the woman who inspired him in his career yet never saw one of his plays produced.

Tremblay’s Dora uses narration and flashback to bring the audience along on this heartwarming journey.

Rob McCaffery will bring his talents and energies to the role of the son while Jeanne Wnuk stars as the object of his reverence. Eric Hanston directs and Shannon French produces.

As they do for all their plays there will be a reception in the adjoining Opus Cafe following the opening night’s performance. This will provide first night ticket holders with an opportunity to meet the cast and crew.

For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again will be on the Cannery Stage in the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton from Feb. 6 until March 1. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

Reserved seat tickets are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre located at Railway and Eckhardt in Penticton or can be reserved by calling 250-276-2170.

For more information about Many Hats and their productions please visit their website at

We are fortunate to have two talented drama groups here in Summerland and both will be offering performances at Centre Stage Theatre over the next two months.

First up is the drama department at the high school who will be presenting Bonnie and Clyde in mid-February.

Tickets are already on sale at The Beanery Cafe.

In March Summerland Singers and Players will present Almost Maine. Watch for posters about both these plays around town and for more information in an upcoming column.

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The Arts Palette is written by David Finnis, Publicity Chair and President of the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9533 Main St., Summerland, V0H 1Z0.