We’re very near the opening night for the third title in Season 2022, the unusual love story Last Gas.
The play, by multi-award-winning playwright John Cariani, tells the often funny and frequently poignant story of “Nat Paradis,” the manager of the last stop for gas, food, phone or restrooms before reaching the Canadian Border in rural Northern Maine.
Marcus Goodyear play Nat, a stoic Red Sox fan and father to “Troy,” played by Andrew Snyder, the son that Nat shares with Cherry-Tracy Pulcifer, played by Darcey Wagner. David Cummings rounds out the rural family as Nat’s Dad, “Dwight.”
Nat finds himself looking for a way to “get back to happy,” like the TV anti-depressant ad promises, and he may find it when high-school sweetheart “Lurene Legassey” (she goes by “Lu” now), played by Amy Goodyear, comes back to town to bury her mom. But Jeff Cunningham, as long-time best friend “Guy Gagnon,” is not at all sure that’s a good idea.
Jeffrey Brown is the Director, and Emery Dorman is Stage Manager.
Last Gas is the third play by Cariani, who also created Almost, Maine, played “Julian Beck” in TV’s Law and Order, and starred on Broadway in Fiddler On the Roof (2004) and Something Rotten!, among others. When it premiered at the famous Portland Stage Company in 2010, Last Gas was the best-selling three-week run in the group’s history.
P2K’s production will open in the VK Garage Theater on Friday, July 15th for three weekends. The house capacity will be very restricted, so we recemmend you reserve your General Admission tickets HERE.