The Stage: Rom-com ‘Lucky Me’ opens this weekend at Riverside Theatre

Lucky Me
Lucky Me premiers on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. — photo by Bob Goodfellow

Lucky Me

Riverside Theatre — Friday, Jan. 30 through Feb. 22 (See website for showtimes)

Meet Sara Fine, a young woman who is unlucky in love — and just about everything else, for that matter. She’s all but given up on love until she meets a handsome TSA agent who sets out to find the source of her troubles. Riverside Theatre presents Lucky Me, a new comedy written by University of Idaho theatre professor Robert Caisley.

During opening weekend, attendees can stick around after the opening performance on Friday, Jan. 30 or Sunday, Feb. 1 for a talkback with Caisley. An additional dialogue with the Caisley and the actors will be held after the performance on Feb. 6.

As a member of the National New Play Network (NNPN), Riverside Theatre presents Lucky Me as part of the network’s Rolling World Premiere program. The play also has productions this year at theatres in New Jersey, Colorado and Oregon. Each year, NNPN selects several plays that will be produced by multiple theatres across the country over a one-year period.

The goal of the program is to not only help playwrights get their new plays into theatres, but also to shorten the amount of time it takes for a new play to become a part of contemporary American theatrical canon. Caisley’s previous comedy, Happy, had a Rolling World Premiere during the 2012-13 season.

Lucky Me runs through Feb. 22.

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