On Saturday, Feb. 24, Punctuate! Theatre Production is hosting a special tribute performance of First Metis Man of Odesa — written by Matthew MacKenzie and Mariya Khomutova — at the Five Points Theatre in downtown Barrie.
Described as a captivating real-life love story, First Metis Man of Odesa has played to rave reviews across the country, and is based on actual events.
Set against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the curtain is set to go up on its seven-show run on Thursday, Feb. 22 and will run until March 2.
The Feb. 24 performance, which is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., is to commemorate the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a war which has seen thousands of civilians killed since troops invaded the Eastern European country on Feb. 24, 2022.
There are a limited number of tickets available, and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 705-792-1949
Prior to the performance, a rally will also take place at Barrie City Hall, located downtown at 70 Collier St., beginning at 4 p.m. The Ukrainian National Federation of Canada's Barrie and Simcoe County Branch are inviting residents to join them to "stand with Ukraine" and mark the second anniversary of that country’s invasion.