Some things in dating never change. You want that perfect mate. You want that mate to be attractive, smart, and able to be compatible with your friends and especially your parents. When you are arm in arm, you have found your comfort zone. And yet how do we find that perfect mate? You can go to church, you can have co-workers set you up, friends can set you up, and family can set you up. Or now a days, you can go online. The choices we have in these times are very different and with more options to find a mate. But have you ever thought about finding your mate on paper? You tell yourself “wow that looks good on paper.” We have all done it. Looking at magazines, books, paintings, we have all had that dream. But it is only a dream right? It worked great for Peg.
Peg is your everyday lady that works during the day and enjoys dating just like other people we know. Peg works as a police sketch artist who has issues with every guy she dates. They have the mole thing going on, they have a crooked smile, and they have an outward belly button. It does not matter, she will not be happy with any man she meets. Until that one day, that one time, that moment when….your perfect match pops off the paper and becomes real life. This is the story behind the Creede Repertory Theatre’s World Premiere Play Good On Paper, written by George Brant presented by the Arvada Center For The Arts And Humanities.
Good On Paper shares the wonderful story of a drawing by Peg (Caitlin Wise) after she receives a special pencil from her sister Sandy (Mehry Eslaminia) for her birthday. Both girls are artists, while one draws on the paper, the other creates wonderful stories on paper and has them published. Peg takes that pencil and draws a face named Guy (John DiAntonio). As Peg admires her drawing, keeping it by her bedside, she dreams of having a man like Guy in her life. With a turn of events, Guy jumps off the paper and is there in Peg’s life as the perfect man. What was good on paper is now great in real life. Peg’s life has taken a change for the better but her sister Sandy is curious as to how she met Guy. And even Sandy cannot take her eyes off Guy. As the story is played out, others who were good on paper, suddenly come to life. But this is not what Peg had in mind. Guy is particularly concerned as he thinks Peg is only thinking about him. Guy was good on paper and now Peg doodled and now there are more men in her life. Sandy, in the meantime is not sure what to think about all this.
Good On Paper has a wonderful cast along with Caitlin Wise, Mehry Eslaminia and John DiAntonio, the remaining cast of Vincent (Logan Ernstthal) and Rich (Brian Kusic) put in spectacular performances and make Good On Paper a great night of entertainment. The entire cast is returning to the Arvada Center For The Arts And Humanities with the exception of Brain Kusic who makes his first appearance at the Center. Creede Repertory Theatre and the Arvada Center For The Arts And Humanities along with director Stephen Weitz and the cast are remarkable with the work they do to bring us pure enjoyment and give us a night of fun. The play runs from September 29 – October 25, 2015 and is a great date night, girls’ night out, or even if you just want to treat yourself to a night out by yourself, play that cannot be missed. You can call 720-898-7200, go online to the Arvada Center direct site for tickets or drop in and purchase tickets. While there, enjoy the artwork of FIRED: Iron, Ceramics and Glass on display.