First Métis Man of Odesa
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
1025 Lorne Street
Kamloops BC V2C 6K5
WESTERN CANADA THEATRE First Métis Man of Odesa By MATTHEW MacKENZIE and MARIYA KHOMUTOVA MAR 16 to 25, 2023 | Pavilion Theatre
A ROMANTIC COMEDY FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE WORLD.
Matt and Masha’s love spans continents, but distance can’t tame their passionate connection. After meeting on a theatre research trip in Kyiv, a Canadian Playwright and a Ukrainian artist spark up a romance that takes them from the beaches of the Black Sea to the riverbanks of the North Saskatchewan River, through the onset of a global pandemic and the eruption of a brutal war, plus many moments of joy through it all including marriage and the birth of their son.
A World Premiere from the creator of the critically acclaimed play, Bears. Based on actual events, this captivating real-life love story is set against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Award-winning playwright Matthew MacKenzie joins forces with his wife, award-winning Ukrainian actor Mariya Khomutova, to tell the story of their COVID courtship and share an intimate perspective on the personal impacts of the war in Ukraine.
Tickets starting from $22
Audience Advisories Recommended for ages 16+. The performance contains water-based haze, loud and alarming noises-including air-raid sirens, strobing & flashing lights, and mature themes-including war. For more information about these advisories, click to go to our Advisories Page.