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.