Langley theater stages ‘Visiting Mr. Green’

  • By Theresa Goffredo Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:08pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

“Visiting Mr. Green”: Mr. Green is 86 years old and a widower. And he didn’t get to be 86 by being reckless. But his life was almost shortened abruptly when Ross Gardiner, a young corporate executive, drives recklessly and almost hits Mr. Green with his car.

These two guys can barely stand to be in the same room together, but the court orders Ross to visit Mr. Green weekly for the next six months.

Outcast Productions presents this poignant and funny play of how the relationship between these men turns from comic to endearing with both men opening up.

Between them, the men share family secrets and unearth long-ago painful memories until their time spent together blossoms into an unlikely friendship and a healing bond.

“Visiting Mr. Green” stars Ed Cornachio and David Mayer with direction by K. Sandy O’Brien.

“Visiting Mr. Green” opens at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Black Box Theatre at the Whidbey Island County Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. through Feb. 16.

Tickets are $12 and $16. Pay at the door or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Dinner At Wotan’s”: So it’s the end of the world. Why not have a party?

And you’ll feel like you are indeed right in the middle of an epic party attending Teatro ZinZanni’s newest show, “Dinner at Wotan’s.”

You will be allowed into the sacred ground called Valhalla for a feast with the gods, including Nordic gods Wotan, Thor and Freya. They are celebrating the end of the world and are excited about the next time around.

The party continues as the heroes travel to the Nordic paradise and end the adventure by winning the golden apples.

“Dinner at Wotan’s” opens at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the tent at Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Shows are 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sundays with select Sunday matinees at 11:30 a.m. and select dinner shows at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 12.

Dinner show tickets start at $108; matinee show tickets start at $50 youth and $86 adults. Call 206-802-0015 or go to www.dreams.zinzanni.org.

Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; goffredo@heraldnet.com.

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