About The Performance
Paul is asked to drive his wife’s 93-year-old Grandpa “Bud” all the way from Calgary to his retirement trailer in Mesa, Arizona. Paul hopes to find strange, roadside diners and sleep out under the stars. Bud wants Denny’s and Motel 6.
Paul and Bud spend five days together, navigating the predictable turnoffs on the Interstate while discovering their need for each other, sharing their lives and experiences, their hopes and dreams. This will be Bud’s final year in Mesa, and Paul is his chauffeur. Bud is played by Vancouver Actor Norm Grohmann.
Suzanne Hepburn – Director
Chris Schuessler is happy to be making his Peninsula Productions debut in this great little road trip play. Previous roles include Brendan in The Weir, Kenny in Fuddy Meers and Martin in References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot. This spring, he’ll be appearing as Max Prince in Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor. He received a BA in Drama from Duke University and has trained with the Atlantic Theatre Company. He is a writer and producer for factual television whose credits include Hell Below and Hitler’s Last Stand with White Rock’s Parallax Film Productions. He’d like to thank Suzanne, Janet and the gracious Peninsula crew – and especially his driving buddy, Norm, who keeps us pointed the right way.
Norm Grohmann as Bud