Written by Rex Deverell
The Cline couple will experience all the pitfalls and frustrations which confront older adults in their retirement years. Will they negotiate the shoals and reefs successfully? Will their marriage survive? Will they survive?
Old Age Ain’t for Sissies was written by Chalmers Award winner Rex Deverell and created in consultation with over 150 seniors across Toronto and the GTA. The play began with a retirement party. For some, the party heralded a glorious new era of freedom and adventure. For others, it sounded a peal of doom. The drama was punctuated with songs resonating with the determination of seniors who wanted neither to be dismissed nor forgotten. The skillful facilitators of Mixed Company Theatre engaged with the audience to bring hope and light into what could otherwise be a crisis of despair.
The production starred older actors with an array of backgrounds and experiences. This interactive play invited the audience to come on stage, take on the role of one of the characters and explore possible options to the issues presented.