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ArtAge Publications Newsletter
June, 2019

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Marian and Booney at age 95, April 2019

Bonnie's Column:

We just came back from visiting my mother-in-law, Marian, who reminded me about the strength and value of love.

It was in high school when Marian met Booney. He was a funny, clever guy who loved to tell her stories as they walked a long way to the downtown movie theatre. Their connection was like "Magic," she says. Unfortunately, World War II took them in different directions. There were other husbands, wives, and then children. But Marian never stopped thinking of him and Booney carried a picture of Marian in his wallet every day of his life!

Years later, Marian was shopping in a local grocery store when who did she meet but, "Booney!" Now they are both 95 years old. Though they struggle with the challenges of aging, their shared history brings them happiness and a connection that is still like "Magic!"
In this month's issue, we celebrate love and tip the hat to those who are lucky enough to have long term love like Marian and Booney!
Best in theatre,

Bonnie L. Vorenberg
ArtAge Publication's President


Plays About Relationships


Check out these fun plays about dating, marriage, and relationships! Perform them separately or together to create a longer production. E-scripts on sale until June 26th!

The Wish
8 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman, 1 either
A longtime married couple’s bad habits and their inability to understand how the other one thinks becomes a hilarious situation.

Blame Game
10 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
Working together, playing together, having a family together, this married couple knew each other well… or so they thought.

Crossing the Bridge
10 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
A construction company owner and a long-time actress go on a first date and discover there’s a lot that bonds them. 

You Want What?
11 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
Laurie desperately wants to do something that she thinks her husband hates. The show just gets crazier with every twist and turn!

Moving Back
13 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
The kids want to move back home but Dad has just the plan to stop that nonsense. Hilarious!

Truth in Advertising
15 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
Sid and Marsha have learned a lot about each other during their long marriage, but were they prepared for a disastrous trip to Bermuda?

That’s Not the Problem
18 minutes
2 men, 2 women
Counseling couples is never easy, but when Helen and Dave bring in an hit-man as evidence, it gets complicated.

Alice and Charlie Forget About Sally and Eddie
30 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
A couple in their seventies urgently culls through old photographs and letters, contesting each other’s memory of a special romance.

Take a look at our Plays About Dating, Plays About Sex, and Plays About Relationships.

For more Plays on a Theme, visit our website.

Save $5 on e-scripts of the above shows until June 26th!


Send in Your Plays by July 15

Act now! There are only a few weeks left to send in your plays, books, and materials for our 2020-2021 catalog. Our goal is to meet the needs of older performers, from amateur to professional, so the catalog has something for everyone.

We look for comedies with mainly female casts that require few technical elements and ones that can be staged as readers theatre. Successfully performed shows have senior casts with up-to-date, feisty characters in modern and relatable situations. Well-written roles should challenge performers, yet be fun to stage.

Before you send material, please review our catalog and read Writing Plays for Senior Theatre. Check out the Writers' Guidelines to learn more about our submission guidelines and where to send your hard copy materials.

Listen to our Writing Plays for Senior Theatre Discussion Group to learn about the types of plays for Senior Theatre we're looking for, including popular themes, characters, and more. For only $15, we'll send you a link to a recording of the session. Click here to purchase the recording.

We look forward to reading your work!

Deadline: July 15, 2019


Our shows are being performed!

We've had so many shows performed this spring! Here are just a few of them.


Performance of Mike 'Hard As' Nails in California

Performance of Old Flames in Oregon

Poster from a performance of Just A Song at Twilight in Tennessee
Photograph by Shelby Andal, design by MollieBCreative

Performance of The Hotel Lobbyist in Oregon

Performance of Jack Benny's Not 39 Anymore in North Carolina


Pride Month


Billy Buck & Jo-Jo in performance

June is Pride Month in the United States, and all of us at ArtAge want to help you celebrate with a few plays that discuss LGBTQ+ issues. Check out these plays that feature the themes of gender identity, transgender individuals, and relationships. Happy Pride!

The Glove
10 minute play
1 man, 1 woman
Howard and Roz are rushing to their grandchild’s birthday party with a gift that brings up their feelings about the child’s discovery of their gender identity.

Billy Buck & Jo-Jo
10 minute comedy
2 men
Billy Buck and Jo-Jo are two rodeo performers who wake up only to discover that they are dead… and still together!

The Prize
10 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
Roger has just moved into a new condo and is enjoying his afternoon when he’s interrupted by two uninvited guests... and he's the prize!

For more Plays on a Theme, visit our website.

Check out our plays with wonderful roles for men!


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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503-246-3000 or 800-858-4998

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