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Director keeps things moving in IT's 'Mesa'

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'

A 5-day trip with grandpa

A 5-day trip with grandpa 60-YEAR GAP BETWEEN DRIVER, PASSENGER BRIDGED IN 'MESA' AT INVISIBLE THEATRE Kathleen Allen "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