Whitefish Theatre Company stages “Now and Then”

Feel-good romantic comedy opens main-stage season at O'Shaughnessy Center Oct. 15-23

On Stage

Whitefish Theatre Company stages “Now and Then” as its first main-stage theatre production of the 2021-2022 season. This “incredibly feel-good play” runs at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 15-23, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, with a sneak preview at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

Brooklynn Pitts and Hunter Carvey portray a young couple navigating the complexities of love in “Now and Then.”
Brooklynn Pitts and Hunter Carvey portray a young couple navigating the complexities of love in “Now and Then.”Photo © Courtesy Whitefish Theatre Company

Sometimes what happens after last call just might change your life. One night in 1981, just as Jamie is closing the bar where he works, a desperate last-minute customer offers him and his girlfriend Abby two thousand dollars to sit and have a drink with him. Who wouldn’t take it?

As the trio swaps stories and Jamie considers the decisions he faces about his musical career and his future with Abby, the young couple begins to realize that this older man is unusually invested in their choices … and the reason he gives them is completely unbelievable. But when a very displeased second stranger arrives, the unbelievable begins to look like it just might be true. “Now and Then” is a heartfelt romantic comedy about the costs of the choices we make, and the people who make them with us.

“Love has a vast power. And in that special way that plays can tell a story, ‘Now and Then’ gives us the opportunity to reflect on how and why love can thrive or decay,” writes director Nick Rapp.

“Language and communication are at the center of this play – how we speak to each other, how we express our love, and within that, how we express our needs and wants,” he continues.

Cast members include Hunter Carvey as Jamie, Brooklynn Pitts as Abby, CrisMarie Campbell as Woman, and Tony Hernandez as Man.

Tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors, and $10 students ($10-$12 for preview night) and may be purchased at the box office, open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, by calling 406-862-5371 or online.

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, masks are highly recommended and greatly appreciated when attending this show.