2021 – 2022 Season

About The Play

DatesMay 1, 2022May 1 - May 14, 2022
DirectorTanya Laing Gahr
  • Technical Director

    Rusty Gahr

  • Production Manager

    Sherry Moir

  • Administrative Producer

    Sarah McLean


Gabriel NewmanDaniel Veil
Cliff LatteryOmar Lord
John LomasEdgar T. Chesterfield
Ali BallounCrystal Singer

Administrative Team

PreviewVal Heuman
FoyerCarol Jenkins
Poster DesignHeath Fletcher
Front of HouseCathie Stewart
Publicity and MarketingEmily MacArthur
ProgramArta Adams
Cast PhotographerAmie Roussel
Production PhotographerAmy Bell
Rehearsal PhotographerKelly Winston
Bar ManagerBrian Atamanchuk
Final NightPip Jordan

Technical Team

Set DesignEugene Leveque
Lighting DesignJosiah Olsen
Video DesignHeath Fletcher
Costume DesignSue Blakely
Sound DesignJordan Donatelli
Stage ManagerKristine Larsen
Assistant SM 1Richard Kerton
Assistant SM 2Laura Wright
Set Construction HeadEugene Leveque
Construction CrewGord Bannerman, Bob Rinaldi, John Ravensbergen, Max Hoedeman, Mike Poirier
Set Décor HeadSarah McLean
Set Décor CrewSherry Moir, Jessika LaFramboise
Props HeadCara Nunn
Special EffectsJohn Wakefield
RiggingJosh Winterlik
Backstage CrewBelinda Baycroft, Sue Blakely, Brenda Coombes, Josi Apps


Ben Hur performed at the Zone Festival in Oliver on May 27, 2022 and was presented with the following awards:

Best Sound Design
Sponsored by Barb Keith
Jordan Donatelli
Best Lighting Design
Sponsored by Mo Ruscheinsky, Sutton Group, Lake front Realty
Rusty Gahr & Josiah Olsen
Best Costume Design
Sponsored By Authentic Plaques & Trophies
Sue Blakely
Best Props
Sponsored by Theatre Kelowna Society
Cara Nunn
Best Set Design
Sponsored by Theatre Kelowna Society
Eugene Leveque
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Male Role
Sponsored by South Okanagan Amateur Players
Cliff Lattery
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Female Role
Sarah McLean Award Sponsored by Sponsored by Greg Heuman
Ali Balloun
Best Runner Up
Sponsored by Wayside
Powerhouse Theatre, Ben Hur

Adjudicator’s Awards of Merit

Outstanding Achievement for Stage ManagementKristine Larsen & her stage management team
Outstanding Achievement for creation of Masks & Set for New PlayCara Nunn, Gift from the Sea
Video/Media DesignHeath Fletcher
Best Video / Graphic Media DesignHeath Fletcher
Ben Hur Poster

Production Photos