Highly acclaimed one woman show coming to Penticton

Story has a strong theme of remembrance and loss, presented as a one woman show

Julia Mackey is  coming to Penticton to perform three parts in the one woman show, Jake’s Gift, which is being presented on Monday, Nov. 21 at the Bethel Church Hall, 945 Main Street in Penticton.

Jake’s Gift is the story of a Canadian Second World War veteran who reluctantly returns to Normandy for the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. He meets a young girl, her grandmother and her teacher, all of who teach him to better understand his experiences as a young soldier.

Since 2008, the show has played in every province and territory in Canada, totalling more than 500 performances.

Mackey believes that the play resonates with people regardless of their age or sex or their knowledge of the war because “everyone has a Jake in their life, whether it is their dad, uncle, grandfather. The play is about remembrance and loss and  how we deal with it.”

Tickets to Jake’s Gift are $15, and are available at the Used Book Store and Coles in Penticton.


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