Road trip comedy staged

The Summerland Singers and Players are pleased to announce their fall 2011 production will be Mesa by award-winning Canadian playwright Doug Curtis.

The Summerland Singers and Players are pleased to announce their fall 2011 production will be Mesa by award-winning Canadian playwright Doug Curtis.

Mesa is the funny and poignant “road trip” story created by Curtis and based on a true story.

Bud is 93 and has traveled with his wife Molly from his home in Calgary to his snowbird home in Mesa, Arizona every year.

Sadly, Molly has passed on and Bud wants to make one last trip but is not able to drive himself. His grandson-in-law, Paul, is roped in to do the driving.

Paul is looking forward to the trip as a great adventure. Bud has other ideas. He wants to get from Calgary to Mesa in as short a time as possible. Therein lies the story.

This hilarious look at the generation gap has a surprising turn of events when 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 directs.

Don’t miss this limited run of Mesa, presented by the Summerland Singers and Players Oct. 20 to 22, with 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 and in Penticton at Dragon’s Den on Front Street.


Just Posted

Boil water notice lifted for some residents on the west side of Okanagan Lake

Two-hundred and seventy property owners in the Westshoe Estates Subdivision can now safely drink their water again

Trudeau has won the most seats — but not a majority. What happens next?

Trudeau will have to deal with some of the implications of Monday’s result

LIVE MAP: Results in Canada’s 2019 federal election

Polls are now closed across the country

ELECTION 2019: Here are the results from our 12 B.C. races to watch

Incumbents mostly won our 12 key races, but there were a few upsets too

Okanagan inmate charged in Princeton kidnapping gets second trial extension

Afshin Maleki Ighani said he was unprepared for trial due to issues around a full disclosure package

Scheer says Canada more divided than ever, as NDP and Bloc hold cards close

While Liberals were shut out of two key prairie provinces, they took two-thirds of the seats in Ontario

Horvat’s hat trick lifts Canucks to 5-2 win over Red Wings

First career three-goal game for Vancouver captain

Saanich Gulf-Islands’s Elizabeth May coy about leadership plans

The federal Green party leader talks possibility of running as MP without being leader

Hundreds attend first annual climate and food conference in Kelowna

Over 25 industry experts spoke at the two-day event

Estheticians can’t be forced to wax male genitals, B.C. tribunal rules

Langley transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was ordered to pay three salon owners $2,000 each

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

South Okanagan man charged following armed standoff gets bail

Information on the proceedings is limited due to publication ban

People’s Party of Canada’s anti-immigration views ‘didn’t resonate’ with voters: prof

Party was formed on anti-immigration, climate denying views in 2018

Windstorm knocks out power for 10,000 in north and central B.C.

Power slowly being restored, BC Hydro says

Most Read