Two one-act comedies about growing older at Aglet Theatre to benefit Sheffield Senior Center

 
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AGLET THEATRE COMPANY

 

Presents

 

A FUNDRAISER FOR THE SHEFFIELD SENIOR CENTER

SHEFFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS

Here are two playwrights who know that the way seniors are portrayed on television is all wrong. In these two refreshing one act plays, comedy masks the challenges of growing older – sometimes with people you know, sometimes with complete strangers.

 

IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE

By Jason Miller

(Author of That Championship Season)

 

With Gail Ryan and Macey Levin It`s A Sin To Tell A Lie is about an old man and an old woman who meet in their doctor’s waiting room. They begin a casual conversation, and he is soon revealed as a would-be poet, and she as a dreamer who fancies that she has had much more in life than is actually the case. But, as they tell ever more outrageous fibs to each other, the deeper truth of their essential loneliness emerges — and in a very touching way they “find” each other, and the friendship and concern of another human being which they both need so desperately

 

And

 

SAVE ME A PLACE AT FOREST LAWN

By Lorees Yerby

(Mother of Michael Dutton, proprietor of The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield, MA)

 

With Gail Ryan and Sarah Tames, SAVE ME A PLACE AT FOREST LAWN is a small but perceptive slice of the lives of two old women, Clara and Gertrude, as they lunch at a cafeteria and face the uncertain interval of life still remaining. Tired, lonely, and weary of it all, they meet daily to discuss their grandchildren, to recall their early life, and to contemplate death, which lurks outside the cafeteria. Yet theirs is a resignation touched with wisdom and humor. When one of the ladies reveals that she had an affair with the other’s husband many years before, her friend concedes very casually that she had known about it all along. At the time she had concluded that no great harm would come of it and, besides, it seemed better to protect the friendship which might, in later years, relieve their final, mutual loneliness.

 

Directed by Macey Levin

 

Monday, May 23, 2016

 

7:00

 

Sheffield Senior Center

25 Cook Rd.

Sheffield, MA

 

$15.00

 

For tickets:  413-229-7037

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