Current Production

Phoenix

Pegasus Theater Company presents Phoenix, a romantic comedy written by Scott Organ and directed by Beulah Vega. The show features Elizabeth Henry and Jared Wright and runs from August 1 through August 24 at the Rio Nido Lodge.

Phoenix
Jared Wright and Elizabeth Henry
Photograph by Al Christenson

When Sue and Bruce meet up a month after their first chance meeting and one-night-stand in New York City, Sue has three things to tell Bruce: One, she had a great time that night; and, two, she never wants to see him again. The third thing is a big bombshell, but Bruce is determined not to let Sue simply walk away. He follows her to Phoenix where they have a major confrontation and it seems the relationship of this mismatched couple is doomed. But Phoenix, like the mythical bird, allows something new to emerge from the ashes of their seemingly hopeless relationship.

Heartbreaking at times and hilarious, with quick, witty dialogue, Phoenix is the rare romantic comedy that delves more deeply than most, acknowledging difficulties and loss and the courage it takes to overcome them.

Phoenix begins every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m., and every Sunday at 4 p.m. except Sunday, August 3, when there is no performance. The 3 performances on August 1, 2 and 17 are pay-what-you-can; for all other performances, general admission is $15.

You can make reservations online here or by calling 583-2343. Reservations can be confirmed only if they are made at least three hours before the performance.

The Rio Nido Lodge is two miles east of Guerneville. Take Canyon 2 Road off River Road, go past the Rio Nido Roadhouse and you’ll see a white Tudor-style building, the Rio Nido Lodge. There are two parking lots to the left of the building. We have a new entrance and lobby, so look for our sign on the left side of the building facing the parking lot.