Two of my short plays for mature performers, Pen Pals and Senior Cruise, will be presented in staged readings by the Abbey Theater of Dublin (Ohio) on March 11th at 3:00 p.m. and March 12th at noon; the audience on March 12th will enjoy a buffet luncheon with the plays.
Directed by Michael Schirtzinger, Theater Director at the Dublin Recreation and Parks Center, performers include Lloyd and Grace Casey, Daneen Axelrod, Jim Monsul, Rennie Beetham, Peggy Miller, Judy Fairchild-Rizor, Sharyn Shannon, and Elaine Coughlin. The theatre is in the Recreation Center at 5600 Post Road in Dublin (the one in Ohio). Admission is free.
Pen Pals depicts a couple in their late 70s who’ve been pen pals since the second grade meeting in person for the first time. They’re joined by classmates who’ve followed their communication via social media. Senior Cruise follows a group of older folks on what turns out to be a very inexpensive cruise throughout the Caribbean and includes several people mourning loss of life partners, a censorious prude on the watch for any sort of lascivious behavior or appearances, a wise bar tender, and an entertainer constantly performing on the accordian with no discernable musical talent.