Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Stages of ageing hits stage in Maleny


Stages, a revue-style show celebrating the positives of all stages of life, will provide easy afternoon entertainment in the Showgrounds Playhouse in Maleny in two matinees on the weekend of 17-18 February, on both days at 3pm.

“Stages is suitable for all ages, as it covers attainment of all ages throughout the story of life,” says the show’s director, Ross Hurwood, who has also written short comedy and drama scenes for the show.

Stages brings to life stories, music, singing, comic and serious skits tackle lifestyle issues we all recognise: from finding a comfortable home in retirement to finding a new friend; and finding fun in everything we do.

Ross and Patricia Lovell have collaborated to write and act a sequence of scenes called Together Forever, featuring a couple before, during and beyond retirement, with the familiar charm of the popular British TV sitcom, As Time Goes By.

The simple dilemma of inviting a stranger to share a coffee in your 80s is highlighted hilariously in It’s a Date. Rose (Lynne Somerville) and Bob (Dolfi Kluger) play two older singles looking for coffee and companionship – despite Rose’s dog!

Retaining a driving licence after age 75 becomes a hilarious episode with a doctor. Personal monologues provide insight into wartime childhoods in 1939-45, on the Brisbane Line, in Sydney Harbour, in Germany and in the Netherlands under occupation.

Stages has been developed by Club 88 – a local team across all ages over a year of discussions, improvisations and writing, building personal experiences into dramas the audience can relate to.

Tea and coffee will be available with lamingtons.

Bookings at: www.malenyplayers.org & MAD Maleny (cash sales) $20/concession $18.

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