Old Folks Rock: A Celebration of Vitality


Three plays that celebrate old folks! They can be performed singly or all together.

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  • Allan Bates
    Three plays that can be performed singly or together.

    CASTING NOTICE: There are 11 roles in these three shows. You can use as few as 2 men and 2 women to play all the characters in the four shows. Or, you can cast 5 men, 5 women, and 1 either to play the roles. The shows work well with double casting, if you need it. See the plays listed below for specific information.

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    42 minute comedy
    2 men, 2 women

    Roberta, Henry, and Theresa are gentle older folk–and in their gently eccentric way, are quite able to handle a robber’s middle-of-the-night intrusion into their home. He’s a college student who’s so worried about his tuition and housing debts that he can’t pull off the crime. The three older folks befuddle, and eventually welcome, the desperate student. Exhausted, he accepts their invitation as we all learn a lesson about what makes a family.

    Favorite Cousins
    20 minute comedy
    2 men, 2 women

    Two older ‘cousins’ who haven’t seen each other in years run off together on a cruise to the chagrin of their protective middle-aged children.

    Opus 88: Themes, Variations or Shuffleboard, Anyone?
    20 minute comedy
    1 man, 1 woman, 1 either

    An older woman and man in a rehab center move from playful antagonism to a warm relationship.

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    Allan Bates


    Flexible Length, Comedy, Plays in a Series

    Running Time

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    $25 per performance

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