Seniors’ Week has been recognized since 1986 to celebrate and recognize the contributions seniors make to enhance the quality of life in Alberta. The province-wide Seniors’ Week sees organizations hold events in communities throughout the province to show their support for seniors.
Events in Calgary include those that are part of the Calgary FLC Seniors Acting Club. The organization enables seniors to use skills and learn new ones--such as getting on stage! This year, the FLC Seniors Acting Club is running two one act plays during Seniors Week, both about seniors seeking relationships.
Cornbread and Beans, written by Earl Reimer, directed by Mya Hands and featuring Terry Brown, Trish Clark and Carolyn Wright-Stronski, is about two seniors who hire a dating service and meet in a restaurant for the first time. See the sparks fly!
Lollipop, Anyone? is an original play written by FLC Acting Club member Carolyn Wright-Stronski, dramaturgy by Trevor Rueger, directed by Helen Young and with Rose Bene, Dianna Campbell-Smith, Randy Day, Jeff Gottfredsen, Ron Kuehne and Normandie Sproule. This one features seniors living in a retirement residence who resort to clever tactics to form relationships with other single seniors.
Both plays showcase the resilience, creative ingenuity and determination of people of all ages to connect with others. Shows run June 8-11, with matinee and evening performances, at Knox United Church, 506-4th St. SW Calgary. Adult admission is $20, $15 for student/seniors.
For ticket information, see https://www.flcseniors.ca/activities/actingclub
To buy tickets, go to: https://tickets.morpheustheatre.ca/TheatreManager
Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Cash only.