Up invites us into the life of Walter Griffin, a failed inventor obsessed with Philippe Petit's famed 1974 wire-walk between the twin World Trade Center towers. Walter's greatest moment of glory – a flight on a lawn chair festooned with helium balloons – is now long behind him, though Walter dreams of inventing something wonderful once more. His wife, Helen, has become disillusioned and frustrated at being the family's only breadwinner. Their teenage son, Mikey, harbors dreams of his own: after befriending Maria, a pregnant girl in his class, Mikey becomes involved in her family's phone sales business, with surprising results. When Walter finally takes a job, Mikey keeps his a secret, and Helen allows herself to dream of a more secure life. But when Helen discovers the truth about Walter's employment, it becomes clear to this family that life itself is lived on a wire not unlike Petit's, this one strung between happiness and sadness."A brilliant play...original, poignant, moving, sad and funny. I have rarely sat in a theater audience that laughed so hard at one moment and, at the next, sat so still you'd swear you could hear the actors' hearts beating together on stage." - Eugene Register-Guard
Tuesday, June 7 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 8 - 7:00pm
Thursday, June 9 - 7:00pm
Friday, June 10 - 1:00pm & 7:00pm
Saturday, June 11 - 1:00pm (cancelled)
All seats $10
Tickets are available in advance by clicking here or calling 1-866-967-8167. Tickets will also be sold at the door starting one hour prior to every performance (if available). Seating is limited to 96 per performance and advance purchase is recommended.
Up is rated PG-13. This play is not related to the Pixar movie of the same name.