To the Editor:
MetroStage specializes in “memorable moments” on stage. This season that ensemble cast in that Bronz bar in "Savage in Limbo." Memorable. Broadway parody, Tiny Tim singing “I’m Going to Walk Tomorrow” (think "Annie"), irreverent, but wickedly funny holiday entertainment in "Broadway Christmas Carol." Memorable. Josephine Baker and her banana dance, Maurice Hines’ choreography, fabulous songs from gospel to blues in the world premiere of "Josephine Tonight." Memorable. "Escape from Cuba," treacherous waters and a moonless night, mojitos in the lobby afterwards, shared stories by others about their own escape to freedom following "Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!" Memorable and very emotional.
And now to finish off our season we have "Lonely Planet," a beautiful award-winning play about friendship in the midst of a crisis, in this case, the height of the AIDS crisis. Playwright Dietz has constructed a fascinating play that uses sharp, clever dialogue, humor, the theatre of the absurd, and two wonderful characters drawn together as they cope in their individual ways with the crisis, creating yet another Memorable theatre experience at MetroStage. "Lonely Planet" is for anyone who appreciates the power of theatre, who understands how live theatre can take you on a journey that is possibly worlds away from your own yet will resonate and have universal implications. "Lonely Planet" runs through June 17. You really don’t want to miss this very rewarding, very entertaining, and very memorable theatre experience.
Carolyn Griffin Producing Artistic Director MetroStage