"Scenes From the End"

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GENEVA – Why not spend earth’s last hours laughing at the end of the world?

The Geneva Underground Playhouse will present a one-time-only presentation of “Scenes From the End” – an original play that takes a fun and poignant look at what might really happen if the world ends at 11:11 p.m. Dec. 21, as some would suggest.

The show will start at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, and end about 11 p.m. – just in time for zero hour.

“Scenes From the End” is the culmination of a long-time idea by authors Eric Peter Schwartz, of Aurora, Steve Lord, of Geneva, and Dale Roe, formerly of Aurora and now of Austin, Texas.

They had long wondered what people would be like right before the end of the world – knowing it was a foregone conclusion, and that nothing could be done. “Scenes From the End” presents scenarios and slices of life from different places around the world – from America, to Patmos in the Greek Isles, to the Vatican and even to the moon.

With the end of the Mayan calendar sparking some to believe the world is ending Dec. 21, the three decided this was a good time to make their long-time idea a reality.

The play will be presented reader’s theater style, like an old-fashioned radio show, and will feature an all-star cast of Chicago area community theater actors, and comedy group veterans. Most of them also are veterans of the Geneva Underground Playhouse stage.

Schwartz, Lord and Roe themselves have spent years collaborating as part of Gag Reflex Comedy Theater – Chicago, and its sister group in Austin. Between the two groups, they have performed live throughout the Chicago suburbs, the Midwest, South and East for almost 20 years. The groups also have released CDs and performed on radio and television.

Tickets are $10. The Geneva Underground Playhouse is downtown Geneva’s community theater at 524 W. State St. For more information or to buy tickets, call 630-492-0380, email info@guptheatre.org, or go to the theater’s website, guptheatre.com.



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