Centuries before the whole world was booting up and logging on, rugged men were suiting up and logging in the woods. Playwright Quincy Long examines three of those singing, drinking, shooting types making their way to Canada in his comedy, The Joy Of Going Somewhere Definite, which opens Apr. 18 at Dallas' Undermain Theatre, after beginning previews there Apr. 15. The show premiered at NY's Atlantic Theatre Company April 1997.
Long's other plays include Shaker Heights (1994), The Virgin Molly, Yokohama Duty and The Adventures Of Por Quinly . The Joy Of Going Somewhere Definite, won the 1997 Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award.
At Undermain, co-artistic director Katherine Owens will stage Somewhere Definite starring Bruce DuBose, Lisa Lee Schmidt, Kateri Cale, Anthony Ramirez, Tom Lenaghan and Bob Erwin. Designing the show are Bryan Miller (lighting) and Happy Yacey (set & costumes).
For tickets ($8-$20) and information on The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite at Undermain Theatre, 3200 Main St. in Dallas, through May 23, call (214) 747-5515.
-- By David Lefkowitz