Tickets still left for ‘Rope’s End’ play

The Fort Frances Museum will be presenting the play “Rope’s End” at the Townshend Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 7 as part of the Manitoba Theatre Centre’s Regional Tour 2008.
And with less than two weeks to go before the show, which is a fundraiser for the museum’s recent renovations, curator Pam Hawley said yesterday there’s still tickets left.
“Ticket sales are kind of slow right now. Everybody’s frozen in, I guess,” chuckled Hawley.
“I think it’s a great opportunity to see professional theatre. It should be exciting,” she added.
Tickets are on sale at the museum and the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce office (located across from Canada Safeway). Tickets also will be sold at the box office, but hopefully people will get them in advance, said Hawley.
Tickets cost $20 each, but museum members, Chamber members, and “tour de Fort” passport holders will get $5 off.
Hawley said she hopes the play sells out, not only because it is a fundraiser for the museum but because it’s the first time MTC has made Fort Frances part of its regional tour.
If it is successful this time around, maybe the Townshend Theatre will become a regular venue for MTC plays in the future, she reasoned.
Written by Douglas Bowie, “Rope’s End” is a romantic comedy sure to entertain, noted Hawley.
The plot synopsis is as follows:
“Film critic Toby Boone has reached the end of his rope—figuratively—and perhaps literally. With the threat of suicide in the air, he comes across a photo—the love of his life.
“Maybe she can somehow rescue him and change everything, if Toby 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.
“What if she doesn’t remember him? Even worse, what if she does?”
Hawley said there also will be a “unique penny auction” in the lobby during the play, which starts at 7:30 p.m., featuring some of the paintings of the late local artist Millie Eide-Gladu.