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More Than a Number by The Seniors Acting Lab

A Christmas Carol – Keyano Theatre Company
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5 card-playing friends find them immersed in a sometimes hilarious and sometimes tragic discussion about ageism and how it affects each one of them personally.

This one-act original play was created and written by a team of individuals for the June 2019 FLC Acting Club’s Performance during Seniors Week. As the theme of Seniors Week was ‘ageism’, the play was written specifically to explore that subject. It was performed to two almost sold out audiences at Lunchbox Theatre.

During the summer of 2019, the play was rewritten with the support of dramaturge Trevor Rueger from the Alberta Playwrights Network. We then approached the Calgary Arts Development for a grant to take the play on tour as an independent theatre group called the Seniors’ Acting Lab. We have just recieved the grant funding and have booked 6 separate venues throughout Calgary to perform the play during the 2019 -2020 season.

After each play, we encourage a discussion about whether or not audience members think ageism actually exist in their lives and what form it might take.

Hopefully, this play is the beginning of a series of plays written and produced by the Seniors’ Acting Lab that deal specifically with seniors issues.

Genre: Comedy / Plays for Seniors

Acts: One

Estimated running time: 40 minutes

Characters: 5 male or female

Royalties: Yes

Louise Day:

Written by Members of the Seniors Acting Lab
Character and Dialogue Development by:
Rose Bene, Faye Brown, Louise Day, Randy Day, Normandy Sproule and Ingrid Stammer
Edited, Facilitated and Directed by:
Megan Fox
Dramaturgy by:
Trevor Rueger
Performed by the Seniors Acting Lab June 2 and 9, 2019
Lunchbox Theatre, Calgary, Alberta
On Tour October 2019 through March 2020

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