by John Goff
Directed by Pete Parkin
Each season, the Adobe Theater produces one original script, giving stage life to a script that is unknown. This year, during “hurricane season,” the Adobe is presenting The Wait, by John Goff, who tapped into his coastal Mississippi roots to write the harrowing tale of a young shrimp fisherman caught out on the open waters during a hurricane. Goff, an actor and screen writer in Los Angeles with 40 years’ of film credits, turned his talents to writing the novel and stage versions of The Wait.
Driven into a sudden, vicious storm in the Gulf of Mexico a young man fights for his life and faces his fears and demons on the water while his parents and lover grapple with their own ghosts of the past and hopes for the future on shore as they wait. The Wait is a gripping look at people caught in a crisis with reverberations from their past often drowning them in waves they can’t conquer, while the malevolence of the storm fuels the fears within their hearts. It is an emotional study of hearts and minds, courage and cowardice crashing head on. Their survival depends upon their beliefs and their faith.
Director Pete Parkin says of the play, “I loved the spirituality of this play when I read it. The Love, Faith, Truth and Honesty of the relationships between these characters.”
Author John Goff says “For several nights before I’d been shrimping with my brother on the boat that became the model for The Auld Sod. He was one of the small independent shrimpers on the Gulf at that time. The world was magical, mysterious and compellingly beautiful yet with a lurking danger on the water in the darkness. There is no way a person cannot believe in a Higher Power after being on the Gulf waters, shrimping on one of those smaller craft at night.”
The Wait opens Thursday August 9th for a limited three week run, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (matinee) through August 26th at The Adobe Theater, 9813 4th Street NW. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.
General Admission $20, Discount $17 (Seniors, Students, ATG/PBS Members, Military, First Responders).
Opening Weekend Special: All Tickets $15!