Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is given a community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping and moving drama as they get to know each other, come to care about each other, and open old wounds they’ve been hiding and nursing for years.
Translated into 22 languages, with more than 200 productions in large and small venues, “Visiting Mr. Green” has won numerous best play and best actor awards throughout the world.
Elly Award Winner Stephen Kauffman plays the title role of Mr. Green in Sutter Street Theatre’s production opening at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25. The show is directed by Janelle Kauffman.
Sutter Street Theatre presents “Visiting Mr. Green” at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. on Sundays through June 16. Tickets are $23 general, $21 seniors, $18 students with an ID Card, and $15 children 12 and younger. There is a discount of $2 per ticket for groups of 10 or more.
Purchase tickets by calling (916) 353-1001 or visiting SutterStreetTheatre.com. Call the box office for group orders. Sutter Street Theatre is located at 717 Sutter St. in historic Folsom.