Kate Corrigan has her life in order, or so she likes to think. In what she describes as "not lower middle age" but "upper youth," she has a lucrative job, a no strings-attached man, and a new house in the suburbs. "Consider yourselves part of the clutter," she blithely tells new neighbors Molly Blumenthal and her grandson, Jeff, when they pay Kate a call before she has even unpacked. And delightful clutter they soon become, overwhelming Kate's tiny existence with a roller-coaster friendship, pot-roast, and the problems of all the elderly women on the block. As she meets these women, living in quirky isolation after outliving their husbands' and their families' need for them, Kate realizes the life she's found looks a lot like the one she'd been running from. "Is it in the genes, an instinct," she wonders, "like elephants heading for the burial ground? Am I a little old lady in training?" Confronted with old fears and new choices, Kate finds her life opening up—wide enough, for the first time, to admit love. "A sensitive comedy about friendship between generations," said the Stanford Mail. "Full of wit and laughter...warmth and wisdom," echoed the Sierra Madre News. "L'chaim!" say Kate and Molly. Audiences of all ages applaud their determination to "grow older, wiser, stronger in every way. But not old."
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code L63000
- Cast Size 8
- Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 90 min
- Target Audience College and Adult | Senior Adults
- Performing Group Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Senior Theatre
- Genre Comedy | Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781583420065
- "A touching story that entertained young and old audiences. A good family play. Our audiences cried and laughed and thoroughly enjoyed the evening."
- Review by Peter Pagliaro, Royal Playhouse, West Palm Beach, Fla.
- "You'll become totally immersed in the lives of these folk. This fascinating comedic but serious treatment of relationships between the generations is a must-see [and] eminently suitable for the entire family."
- Review by Philip Chase, Condo News, Palm Beach, Fla., reviewing the production by The Village Players