by Mike Lew
July 13th – 22nd
Peddle along a cross-country journey with feckless heroine Penny, who is searching for meaning in her life on a bicycling trip from Boston to California, in The Merc Playhouse’s production of Bike America. After leaving her boyfriend behind to find a lifestyle that suits her and a place that feels like home, Penny befriends a colorful crew of bikers: Ryan, the health nut and their cycling instructor; Tim Billy, the adventurous wanderer; Annabel and Rorie, the lesbian activists seeking to get gay-married in every state they hit on the trip; and the mysterious Man with the Van who carries all their stuff. Featuring an hilarious cast of local actors, Bike America is a multi-state, multi-generational odyssey to examine our obsession with happiness.
DATES: Opens Fri, July 13; runs through Sun, July 22; Thurs, July 19, Pay What You Can Night. Thurs- Sat performances, 7pm; Sunday matinees, 2pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. TICKETS: $16 – $18/adults online: mercplayhouse.org. Limited advance reserved seating available until 75 minutes before show time. CONTACT/LOCATION: The Merc Playhouse, firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-997-7529. Bike America is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.