Play recounts trip to Arizona

Excitement is building for Summerland Singers and Players’ production of Mesa, by award-winning Canadian playwright Doug Curtis.

  • Oct. 12, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Excitement is building for Summerland Singers and Players’ production of  Mesa, by award-winning Canadian playwright Doug Curtis.

Mesa is Bud’s story. He is 93 and has traveled with his wife Molly from his home in Calgary to his snowbird home in Mesa, Arizona, every winter for years. Molly has died and Bud wants to make one last trip. His grandson-in-law, Paul, is roped into doing the driving.

Paul looks forward to the trip as an adventure. Bud wants to get to Mesa as quickly as possible. Each man comes to grips with the needs and wants of the other.

Mesa stars James Fofonoff and Bob Read with special guest Jack Godwin of the Kettle Valley Brakemen. Ed Schneider is the director.

Mesa runs  Oct. 20, 21, 22 (matinee and evening performances on Oct. 22) at Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland. Curtain time for evening performances is 8 p.m. and the matinee on Oct. 22 is 2 p.m.

Tickets are available in Summerland at Sweet Tooth and the Summerland Art Gallery.

 

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