Wednesday, January 26, 2011

david adams | visiting mr. green | chutzpah

Remember David Adams? He was the funny and charismatic Joseph in 2009's JESUS, MY BOY. Here he is again, this time in VISITING MR. GREEN at the Presentation House Theatre. The production is a part of the Chutzpah! Festival, a long-running Vancouver festival of Jewish performance art. Always a place to find some exceptional performances, the Chutzpah! Festival is definitely worth checking out - a risky thing for us to say, given that their dates cut right into our production of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV. I guess that means they must really be good, doesn't it? 

"One of the most produced plays in the world."

Presentation House Theatre and The Chutzpah! Festival are pleased to present the Western Canadian Premiere of Visiting Mr. Green by Jeff Baron.

86 year old widower Mr. Green is almost hit by a car driven by young corporate executive Ross Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr. Green. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together develops into a gripping and poignant drama, as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened. The production features David Adams and Nicolas Rhind and is directed by PHT General Manager, Neil Scott. Set and Costume design is by Drew Facey. Eugene Mendelev designs the Lights and Sound is by Michael Rinaldi. Jennifer Stewart is the Props Designer and Heidi Quicke rounds out the team as our Stage Manager.

This is the Western Canadian premiere of a show originally produced in 1996. The show went on to be produced over three hundred times, in 37 countries, and translated into 22 different languages.

Visiting Mr. Green previews on Thursday, February 10, at 8 pm, and opens Friday, February 11. It then runs nightly (except Mondays) through until February 27. There will be Saturday matinees at 4 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. The preview tickets are all $12. There is a pay-what-you-can matinee on Saturday, Feb 12th at 4 pm. Presentation House Theatre is located 4 blocks from the Seabus terminal.

Tickets $28. Call 604-990-3474 or click here.

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