Monday, January 20, 2014
A Night Out at Geva
My co-worker was able to score free tickets to Geva Theatre Center to a play called Last Gas. The writer is John Cariani and it was directed by Skip Greer. Since I have only been to a couple of the night time amateur shows there I jumped on the chance to check out a professional production. Wayyyy different and 100% better. The set, sound and lighting effects and acting were very well done and I was impressed with the entire quality of the show. The theatre itself is architecturally beautiful on the eyes. A positive is that the theatre isn't that large so you can't go wrong no matter what seats you get. Of course it was pretty awesome to get row C center seating (3rd row back from the stage) and did I mention FREE tickets.
Geva Theatre Center is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to creating and producing professional theatre productions, programs and services of a national standard in Rochester, NY. It's the most attended professional theatre in this region of NY State and one of the 25 most subscribed in the country. Check out more information at; http://www.gevatheatre.org/.
Here's the official description of the play:
Somewhere on a woodsy road - not far from Almost, Maine - sits Nat Paradis’ “Last Gas, First Fun Convenience Store.” As Nat sorts through life as a single parent, his teenage son and fun-loving father give him constant grief…and time seems to slip through his fingers. When an old flame returns to town, Nat gets a rare second chance, only to discover that in between love lost and love found, life throws us a lot of curve balls. A bittersweet, romantic comedy full of heart, humor and baseball.
I will say there was a huge surprise twist at the end and my co-worker and I left there thinking "Jeez can't we ever get away from work issues!" This was a great way to spend a Sunday evening.