Director keeps things moving in IT's 'Mesa' : November 18, 2012 12:00 am • Ann Brown Arizona Daily Star "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. Read the entire review here: Director keeps things moving in IT's 'Mesa'
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A 5-day trip with grandpa 60-YEAR GAP BETWEEN DRIVER, PASSENGER BRIDGED IN 'MESA' AT INVISIBLE THEATRE Kathleen Allen Kallen@azstarnet.com "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. Flying Grandpa Bud down wasn't an option. Read the entire preview here: A 5-day trip with grandpa Jay Hornbacher, left, as Grandpa Bud and Kevin Black as Paul, who is tasked with driving Bud from Calgary to Mesa. Photo: Tim Fuller