Village Theatre Guild will present the poignant comedy drama, “The Outgoing Tide” beginning January 16, 2015. In this powerful play written by Bruce Graham, Gunner, the former owner of a small trucking company is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. His wife, Peg, wants to move, with him, to an assisted living facility, but Gunner has other plans. Peg asks their son, Jack, who is in the middle of a divorce, for help. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find a common ground.
“This is a brilliant script that laces a deadly (as it were) serious topic with sharp humor” says director Craig Gustafson of Lombard. “Anybody who had had to watch a loved one deal with a debilitating disease knows that you’d better keep your sense of humor or you’re through; so I think people will be surprised at how many laughs are in this show. It’s not TV situation comedy, but it’s also not a Disease Movie of the Week. It’s about real people dealing with the inevitable.” He adds, “We have great actors in a sharp production of a terrific play. It’s worth getting out of the house in the winter to come to VTG and experience this play.”
The cast features Dennis D. Stewart of Streamwood as Gunner, Julane Sullivan of Batavia plays Peg and Jack T. Smith of Lombard plays the role of Jack. Traci A. Cidlik of Wheeling is the show’s producer.
The show runs from January 16 through February 7, 2015. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00. Sunday matinees are January 18 and 25, beginning at 3:00. A special Thursday evening performance will take place on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00. Tickets are $18. The Village Theatre Guild is located near the northwest corner of Park Blvd. and Butterfield Rd. in Glen Ellyn. For tickets call 630-469-8230 or visit the VTG website at www.villagetheatreguild.org
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