The play that justified Jeff Baron leaving his corporate career to become a writer, Visiting Mr. Green, is closing at the Shadowland Theatre of Ellenville, New York June 18.
After its successful run of over 400 performances at Off-Broadway's Union Square Theatre, the play started the 2000 season at Shadowland. The story about two men who develop an unlikely friendship was directed by Shadowland veteran Brendan Burke, whose previous Wait Until Dark ran last season at the theatre.
Playing the role of the elderly Jewish widower who wanders into traffic is newcomer to the Shadowland's stage David Greenwood. And taking on the role of the young executive who nearly mauls the elderly Mr. Green is an old favorite of Shadowland audiences, John Kooi (I Hate Hamlet).
Visiting Mr. Green opened May 26 and will run until June 18. Tickets, still available for final performances, range $13-$18 and can be purchased through the box office, 157 Canal Street in Ellenville, from noon-5:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays at (914) 647-5511.
-- by Ernio Hernandez