That sounds heavy, but Gerber emphasizes the comedic aspects of the play. There are plenty of now-nostalgic era references, not to mention characters played by Matt Ellison, Alexandria St. Aubin and other notables who get personal under the influence of a certain smokable herb. Still, he acknowledges that "there are some real poignant moments" amid the laughter. Think of it as Gracie under pressure.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Miller Theater, 300 East Simpson Street in Lafayette, and because it's an industry-night staging, tickets are only $8 a considerable discount over subsequent presentations, which run through March 22. For more information, phone 720-209-2154 or visit www.tclstage.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Mon., March 3, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., March 16, 2 p.m. Starts: Feb. 29. Continues through March 22, 2008