I work for Geva and want to let you know that there is no more to the story than what we provided to the press. Forster never met with the playwright until Geva secured the rights to the show. He did express an interest in doing the show publicly but needed a producer like Geva to take it to the next step, Unfortunately, their schedules did not allow for a meeting until the days after we made our announcement. It was a meeting between the playwright and Mr Forster and then later a follow-up conversation with artistic director Mark Cuddy that lead to the writer rescinding the rights from Geva. There are currently no productions of THE LIFEGUARD currently planned any where . Geva does regret not being able to bring this new work and Mr Forster to our stage this summer.
Here's a link to our blog which outlines the ROMNEY PLAY!
Thanks for the input on the audience's demographics at the performance you attended. We're blessed by more season ticket holder than any other organization (sports included) in Rochester and our regular sales this year have been very good. Although i know our audiences are very diverse, the show content impacts the audiences' demographics.
We will be posting a blog about the "elections at Geva" on our blog site in the coming days. Obama did win in every post-show election but some were very close.
Also, just for you Eric, we'll be posting the text of the "Romney Play" since we never got to perform it.
Eric - so far, Obama has won every post show election! Although we're all anxious to see the skit for Romney, at this point, I'm not sure we will.
Kevin Sweeney, Geva Theatre Director of Marketing
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