Ukrainian Catholic Church to stage play

The Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Kelowna will host a second presentation of the play Damien on Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the church, 1091 Coronoation Ave.

The Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Kelowna will host a second presentation of the play Damien on Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the church, 1091 Coronoation Ave.

The one-person play is performed by Father Edward Evanko, a 70-year-old ordained Ukrainian Catholic priest who acted on stage and television before he entered the priesthood.

Damien tells the story of a Catholic missionary who devoted his life to ministering to the lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.

Evanko launched a lifelong career in show business 41 years ago when he stood on the Broadway stage singing There’s The Moon with Sandy Duncan in The Canterbury Tales.

After leaving his Winnipeg hometown roots in his 20s for a career in acting, he found regular roles on television and Broadway.

He also studied opera singing, performing in England at the famous Stratford Festival and toured with opera companies.

Tickets for the production are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door for the Damien play. Call 250-860-7295.

There will also be a meet and greet reception for the audience with Father Evanko after his performance.

 

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