Jen Shuber JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 18, 2012
JANE MALLETT THEATRE
27 FRONT STREET EAST, TORONTO
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Mr. Green, an 86-year-old widower,
is almost hit by a car driven by
young corporate executive Ross
Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless
driving, Ross is ordered to spend
the next six months making weekly
visits to Mr. Green. What starts off
as a comedy about two people
resenting being forced together
develops into a gripping and
poignant drama, as family secrets
are revealed and old wounds are
Q and A's With the Team of
'Visiting Mr. Green'
Jeff Baron (Writer)
Q. Where did the idea of Visiting Mr. Green come from?
A. I was a full time screenwriter at the time, and a friend told me he thought his experiences volunteering to visit an elderly man might make an interesting project. I asked him a lot of questions, but there was nothing about his story that made it seem like people might want to watch a movie or play about it. There was no conflict. Then some years passed, and my grandmother, who had helped raise me, got to be in her 90's. She lived alone, and needed more help than she had before. I started seeing her more and more often, buying groceries for her and generally begging her to let me help her with things (which was not part of our relationship before that). There were so many funny and heartbreaking things that happened during those visits. After she died, I remembered...To continue reading click here.
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