This Is It

It starts with a silly party game, and ends by forever changing the lives of the people who are playing it. Melissa Jane Gibson’s This considers sorrow, loss, and the ways in which we all eventually “grow out of” our childhood friends in a story about a group of college pals who are still trying to figure out what being “grown-up” might actually mean.

Directed by Stray Cat Theatre artistic director Ron May, this This therefore promises to be (dare we say it?) edgy and smart and fulfilling with performances by Michael Peck, Anne Marie Falvey, and Oliver Wadsworth.

Thu., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 28, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 29, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 30, 2 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 2, 7 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 3, 7 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 4, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 6, 2 p.m., 2011
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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