Life's Rocky Road

Staff reporter

Dec 01 2006

The Christmas season is usually celebrated on the Kamloops Alliance Church stage with music and merriment.

This year, however, the church’s annual “gift to the community” takes on a more sober tone with the presentation of The Roads We Travel.

Church young adults pastor Jim Kedge, who wrote the play, said it’s just the second full-length play he has written, although he has written many dramatic scenes for churches. The first play he did was several years ago while he was in college.

The play is the story of a university student who feels overburdened by relationships, her family and the world in general. To try and find something good about the Christmas season, she chooses to stay at her university where, through discussions with her professors, controlling father and misguided ex-boyfriend she makes a journey of discovery and hope.

The play has a cast of 16, all church members, with third-year Thompson Rivers University performing-arts student Robyn Bonneville in the lead role.

Kedge said because the church isn’t doing its traditional musical, and the dramatic presentation is longer than previous shows, the run is only four days, rather than the traditional five.

The play will be presented at the church, 233 Fortune Dr., from Dec. 7 through Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. Complimentary tickets are available at the door or at the church office on weekdays. Cash donations to the Kamloops Food Bank are encouraged.

The church also holds a banquet dinner on the Friday and Saturday nights before the performances. Tickets for it are $15 and the money is used to offset costs of the production. There is a complementary Christmas banquet for persons in need on the Thursday night and tickets for it have been distributed. The dinners are at 5:30 p.m. each night.

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