Its a very strange piece, says Roger Simon, who plays Max Silverman. The title is very apropos. Each one of these characters is, in a way, kind of a loser or a goodbye person, in that theyre saying goodbye to something that was part of their life or goodbye to their life itself. Interestingly enough, says Simon, the set is maybe more important than the actors. Thats because director Jesse Larner brought in installation artist Gillian Waggoner to re-create Coney Island on her terms, using only found objects and recycled materials. Not to mention nearly ten tons of sand.
The Goodbye People opens today at7:30 p.m. and plays weekends through April 3 at Vintage Theatre, 2119 East 17th Avenue. Tickets are $18 in advance, $23 at the door. Get more at 303-839-1361 or www.vintagetheatre.com.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: March 5. Continues through April 3, 2010