Left to Right: Sandra Tobin, Jacob Pretty, Anthony Mahoney, Marcel Etier, Terry Watkiss

by Cathie Raina

KPI’s spring production, The Day They Kidnapped The Pope, is rehearsing hard for its opening on May 2. This delightful comedy, set in 1970s New York, opens with a taxi driver kidnapping the visiting Pope and holding him for ransom in his home. Add a wife, two teenage children, a Rabbi, and a Cardinal, and mayhem erupts. Many offstage voices and a cacophony of explosions add to fun and chaos in this ‘comedy with a message’.

The play opens at the Urbandale Arts Centre in the Municipal Centre in Kemptville and will run from May 2-5. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and the Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. Dinner theatre unavailable for this show. Tickets are $15.00 and will be available for purchase at B&H Grocery, Business Strategies, the Municipal Centre, and at the door. Online tickets at www.kemptvilleplayers.ca.

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