Christopher Hunt – MESA by Doug Curtis – Ghost River Theatre – premiered in 2000 – remounted by Ghost River several times. Published. Produced by many other companies across Canada, and recently in the States.
The play was born after Doug drove his wife’s grandfather from Calgary to Mesa.
Larger truths about relationships and aging relatives have connected MESA with audiences across the city, throughout Canada, and abroad.
Playing Bud at 93 when I was 39 was challenging – channelling my older relatives helped.
It’s the most powerful, personal and universal theatrical experience that I’ve been a part of, and the responses of audiences and artists everywhere have been incredibly gratifying.