Tuesday, February 25, 2014

On the Road to Paradise

Paradise, Pennsylvania, that is.

Theater lobby
Yes, we went road tripping again over the weekend, heading to the Lancaster, Pennsylvania to attend a dinner theater production of "Weekend Comedy" at the Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Paradise, PA.  Paradise is somewhat in the same general area where Blue Ball, Pennsylvania and Intercourse, Pennsylvania are located.  Weird names, but nice places to visit.

This was our first experience at this venue, and our initial look into the lobby gave a very good impression.  After our host greeted us warmly at the door, we were escorted into the dining and stage area.  They were obviously prepared for all newcomers, as we were kindly presented with a first-timers package of information and a coupon good toward the next show.

This dinner theatre is an all comedy place, and this show, "Weekend Comedy," was no exception.  The dedication to comedy was evident from the prominently placed quote on the wall in the lobby area.

This was a story that many of us old coots can easily relate to.

Eager to rekindle the romance in their marriage, Peggy persuades her husband to take a weekend vacation in the Catskill mountains.  There's only one snag - their secluded one bedroom cabin has been accidentally double booked by a young couple who are unable to keep their hands off each other.

The "cabin" set and dining area
The decision to share the tiny cabin for the weekend is a formula for disaster - and laughs - as youthful exuberance collides with middle-aged stodginess.

This was a very funny and thought-provoking performance, accompanied by stellar service and delicious dinner fare.

As photos are discouraged in most theaters, here are a few I've found on the internet.  The cast members in these photos are both directors and cast members of the Rainbow Dinner Theater.

We enjoyed our road trippin' date night thoroughly and would recommend that anyone traveling to the Paradise area of Pennsylvania check the Rainbow Theatre schedule and book yourself a fun-filled evening.

I even walked away more thankful than ever for the wonderful old coot of a husband with whom I've shared my life for the last 35 years.  

He's pretty awesome, and this show certainly helped remind me of how lucky I truly am.


  1. Since I lived in Western Pennsylvania, I had heard of Intercourse is but never heard of Blue Ball. I will have to look that one up to see where exactly it is.

  2. That sounds like a fun evening. It is nice to be with our old coots, isn't it?!?!

  3. I love that area of Pennsylvania. Sounds like a great evening!

  4. We really enjoy that area and will have to make sure we see a production next time we are there!