WRONG TURN AT LUNGFISH - Directed by Peggy Lord Chilton
Run: January 16 - 25, 2015
A blind, dying intellectual meets a sassy, streetwise young woman when she comes to read to him in the hospital. This unlikely combination brings us laughter, a few tears, and a
eartwarming evening of entertainment.
Notes from the Director:
This play was NOT well received by the critics when it first played in New York in 1998. It
was called a formula TV sit-com, among other things, and that was one of the nicer criticisms. However, when it reappeared in 2008, the critics were kinder and the audiences more laudatory.
Authors Garry Marshall (creator of television's Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, and The Odd Couple, and movie director of Pretty Woman, Frankie and Johnny) and Lowell Ganz collaborate to give us an unlikely cast of characters to create a comedy and, at the same time, make us think: what IS the meaning of existence, why ARE we here? The questions are mulled over by an erudite, educated college professor, pondered by an uneducated, but optimistic dingbat young girl.
And while the observations and conclusions differ, you might enjoy deciding which view you yourself aspire to. Enjoy the laughs, there are many. But I hope you will enjoy the thought-provoking passages as well.