From:                              Senior Theatre Resource Center <> on behalf of Senior Theatre Resource Center <>

Sent:                               Thursday, November 09, 2017 5:53 PM


Subject:                          Senior Theatre News and Plays for November


ArtAge Publications Newsletter
November, 2017

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The Dancing Turkey

Bonnie's Column

We're as happy as this dancing turkey! We get to work with the best actors, directors, and playwrights. Your willingness to use theatre to make it possible for older performers to be on stage is what inspires us. We are honored to be able to connect members of the Senior Theatre community with our unique collection of plays, books, and materials. Our mission is to provide more opportunities for theatre, no matter your age. In this special season, we thank you!

Yours in theatre,
Bonnie Vorenberg, ArtAge President


Holiday Shows

Are you looking for a holiday show? We have many plays that are short, easy to produce, and make a fun holiday production. Click here to see our holiday shows. Then try some of our new ones:

Contact us if you need help making selections!


Featured Playwright:
Robert Rinfret

Bob Rinfret spent 35 years in the theatre, appearing on stage in over 50 productions. Now retired, he plays golf and music and is associated with Brenau University's Athletic Department. In his spare time, he writes plays!

30 minute comedy
3 men, 1 woman, 2 either
Laugh along as Noah builds his gigantic boat in the wilderness while his wife and neighbors complain bitterly. A laugh-filled show that gives a new slant to an old story!

Old Hams
2 hour comedy
4 men, 6 women
The residents of the Ophelia L. Davis Home for Actors, Musicians and Singers have called it home for 40 years. Now, their performances have to save the day. Our best-selling full length show!

The Stick-up
10 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
Shirley, a cashier, has seen everything, but she never expected Charlie, her retired friend and regular customer, to attempt robbery! Lovely show.

A Wasted Gift
30 minute drama
2 men, 2 women
James shows us how to reflect on our own lives and make the right decisions.

Sylvia and Myrna
10 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
Myrna Howard, a retired starlet and Sylvia Goldstein, a retired housewife both live at a retirement village in Florida but are they sharing something else?

Louie and Louise
15 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
Louie and Louise have been married for years. But now, Louie spends his days ‘looking’ for something and won’t say what. A fast moving show with a strong ending!


Profiles in Senior Theatre:
Senior Power Productions


Pink Lady's Senior Star Power presents their newest musical, We Are America: A Musical Salute to Our Veterans, opening on November 25, 2017 at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park, CA.
Everyone in the cast is in their 60s, 70s, 80s and yes, even 90s. You simply won't believe the amazing caliber of superb talent they bring to the stage in this Actors Equity Production.
Those who see the shows will leave the theatre amazed and thoroughly entertained. For 13 years, Senior Star Power has been inspiring audience members proving that it's never too late to have a truly great life!

 Click here to watch the Rehearsal Video


New Plays in our collection!

The Dandelion Ladies

All e-scripts are $5 off the regular price until November 24.

The Dandelion Ladies’ Decisive Tea
Pamela Loyd
4 women
20 minute comedy
The afternoon event is more than tea and scones--it's about friends' hopes, dreams, and misunderstandings as they celebrate each woman's life. Full of action!

Double Date
Pamela Loyd
1 man, 2 women 
16 minute comedy
Two women show up at the same time for a first date with Thomas. A little mistake becomes a big mess that creates only one solution for the women. Funny!

Pamela Loyd
1 man, 2 women 
16 minute comedy
This is a fast-paced comedy of misperceptions and misunderstandings with the lesson: Never be unfaithful to your hairdresser!

That’s Not The Problem
Pamela Loyd
2 men, 2 women 
18 minute comedy
Counseling couples is never easy but when Helen and Dave bring in an inept hit-man as evidence, it gets all so very complicated in this action-packed comedy. 

Click here to see our other plays by Pam Loyd: Lunch Ladies at L'Ambrosia Luncheria and the holiday show, Merry Magic.

I Forgot
Greg Evans
2 men, 2 women
5 minute comedy
This funny, charming skit, an excerpt from the full-length musical Wrinkles, is about…uh…um…Oh! Memory loss! Four old friends comically stumble through some ‘senior moments’ before realizing that sometimes forgetting can be a GOOD thing!

You’re My Doctor?!
Greg Evans
1 man, 1 woman, 1 either
5 minute comedy
In this laugh-a-minute skit, Hank goes to his trusty old physician for his annual physical. But guess what–-his old doc has been replaced by a new one-–a young woman! And if that’s not awkward enough, why is that nurse slipping on a rubber glove…?

Click here to read about and listen to Greg Evan's delightful musical, Wrinkles.

We're happy to introduce some of the many new scripts that will be coming your way. Take a look at our New plays for 2018.


Visit our ever-changing website!

Our website features Senior Theatre information and is always being updated. The site is complete with plays, books, "Who's Who in Senior Theatre," plus news, trends, and FreeViews of the plays. Discover how to tie short shows together with our many plays on a theme. There is something for everyone!

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