"Mesa" brings the question "are we there yet?" to life.
The Canadian play, which made its U.S. debut Wednesday at Invisible Theatre, is based on a five-day, 1998 road trip that playwright Doug Curtis took, driving his wife's 93-year-old grandfather from his Calgary home to his snowbird home, a trailer in Citrus Gardens in Mesa.
Two actors, Kevin Black, as 35-year-old chauffeur Paul, and Jay Hornbacher, as Grandpa Bud, hit the metaphorical highway lined with bittersweet moments and humor.
"Mesa" is particularly personal for playwright
Doug Curtis and his wife and frequent collaborator, Heather Moore.
The play, which Invisible Theatre opens next week, is based
on a trip Curtis took from their Calgary home with Moore's grandfather.
"My mother-in-law asked me if I would like to drive Grandpa Bud to
Mesa," Curtis said of that day in 1998.