Canadian theatre company, Ghost River, is renowned for its ambitious and compelling work. Their multi-award winning production, Mesa, has toured throughout Canada to critical acclaim and it can now be seen at the University of Worcester this March as part of a select national tour.
Imagine travelling from Calgary to Arizona, non-stop for five days, with your grandfather…
Paul, an out of work writer, is enlisted to drive his wife’s 93 year old Grandpa, ‘Bud’, from Calgary to his retirement trailer in Mesa, Arizona. Paul dreams of a great adventure in the American desert – strange roadside diners and sleeping out in the desert under the stars. Bud on the other hand wants the home comforts of hotel living. The two men are on the road to find America… and each other. They travel for five days, navigating the predictable turnoffs on the Interstate while discovering their need for each other, sharing their lives and experiences, and their hopes and dreams.
Based on a true story, this is road movie for the stage has toured across Canada and was showcased at last year’s ‘Pride of Place Festival’ in Ipswich.
Formed in 1999, Ghost River Theatre’s vision is to create new theatre that is innovative, original, and highly theatrical. Their plays explore contemporary issues and themes, combining live music and original stories with a unique theatrical perspective.
A road trip worth taking, this production promises a charming, funny, witty, sad and heartfelt evening. Not to be missed!
Sunday 9th March at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Tickets are £8.50 (students £6) and can be booked in person from the Finance Office in Main Reception or from St Johns Library