Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner wanders into traffic on New York's Upper West Side and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is charged with reckless driving, and is given a community service sentence of helping Mr. Green once a week for six months. The play follows the two men's growing and changing relationship over several months. A Maine Premiere.
"It is doubtful you are likely to encounter a play more enjoyable, more honestly funny and, more moving than this delightful two-hander by Jeff Baron." - The Johannesburg Citizen
"heartwarming" - The New York Law Journal
"What's not to like?" - The Boston Globe
‘MR. GREEN’ AN EXCELLENT TAKE ON CULTURE, CHANGE
Maine Sunday Telegram September 25, 2005
by Steve Feeney
Veteran actor Chris Horton does a fine job in embodying the failing frame of Mr. Green. As a proud man whose beliefs are maintained at a terrible expense, Horton employed an impressive talent for nuanced facial and physical expression in Friday’s performance. As Ross, Allen Bergeron … Just out of college…captured the frustrated energy of his character well. …the talented Bergeron... Director Robert Fish, known for his years of work with high school performers, has mostly left the well-written play alone, fitting it nicely into an intimate set designed by Craig Robinson. … this is a production ready to steal your heart, with its excellent take on how real flesh-and-blood people can challenge the traditional ideas and values that keep them apart.
‘VISITING MR. GREEN’ RAISES TIMELY, IMPORTANT ISSUES
the Forecaster October 5, 2005
by Josh Harriman
The sarcastic, biting humor of Mr. Green is delivered consistently and effectively by the experienced Chris Horton, as the character uses the situation for a little amusement. Allen Bergeron fits comfortably in his role as Ross, giving energy to the dialogue. In his first appearance with Good Theater, Bergeron brings alive the story of Ross’s struggles. "…the play succeeds wonderfully. It is careful on the details, visible in the exact décor of Craig Robinson’s stage design." "Visiting Mr. Green" is highly recommended for anyone who wants a serious conversation on equal rights or anyone who feels they need to hear another voice on the issue.
by Megan Grumbling October 13, 2005
Director [Robert] Fish’s forthright production has the benefit of Allen Bergeron and Chris Horton, both fine local actors. Horton is one of the city’s veteran greats…Horton and Bergeron are dynamic… Horton and Bergeron bring to this direct script great humanity and wit. Craig Robinson’s impressive set is an elaborate execution of realism…even the brick building across the alley is visible through his living room window. The set makes this old home at once comfortable and claustrophobic.
Directed by Bob Fish
Mr. Green - Chris Horton
Ross - Allen Bergeron
Stage Manager - Karen Dunton
Set Design - Craig Robinson
Lighting Design - Jamie Grant
Sound Design - Stephen Underwood
Costume Design - Joan McMahon
Deck Crew - Amanda Fickett, Natasha Mieszkowski
* Member Actors' Equity Association