"LET’S GO WEST!...WAY WEST!
Having traveled mostly in middle America, I know we are all excited to be the farthest west yet when we arrive in Tempe! I’ve heard a lot about Frank Lloyd Wright’s ASU Gammage. A number of our cast members took a small field trip in Tulsa to see some of Wright’s work nearby. I think Gammage will be the most unique house we have played thus far.
Plus, it’s right on the corner of the ASU campus. I loved my days at UNC-Chapel Hill and the great energy of a college town, so I’m sure Tempe will not disappoint. We’ve got a lot of kids fresh out of college who will probably feel right at home.
A new city brings a new experience with the show. It’s always interesting to see how the audiences react a little differently in each state we visit. Some jokes land incredibly well in one place and then get a more subtle response in others. For instance, one line in the show is “Well, it’s 20 degrees below zero…thank goodness the cold snap is over.” In Minnesota, it’s one of our biggest laughs of the night. In Arkansas, we get a smaller but respectable chuckle. But in the end, everyone really seems to enjoy the journey. We’ll see if Tempe gives us a hearty guffaw!
We’re looking forward to bringing the wagon train into town soon!"
Kevin Massey (Almanzo Wilder)