AARP New Mexico is sponsoring a special play that looks at caregiving and aging: STILL IN THE GAME by Robert F. Benjamin, is an upbeat family drama about aging with grace, courage and humor, will be on stage in Santa Fe at Teatro Paraguas from Aug. 10-20, 2017.
Recently widowed, David, age 70, strives to restart his life after being a dedicated caregiver. His adult daughter, Dawn, lashes out at him for romancing. After his fling ends, he tries speed-dating, where he meets Ruby, in her 60s, garbed in her new emotional care-wear. Sparks fly when David's eccentricity undermines Ruby's insistence on protocol. Years later, David's relationships with Dawn and Ruby take unexpected turns as he grapples with end-of-life issues, and he needs a caregiver. En route to tour a residential hospice, a wacky encounter with a policewoman complicates his plan. Where can he best find peace and spirituality while closely connecting with loved ones?
Teatro Paraguas is located at 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe (between Home Depot and Plants of the Southwest). The play's run dates feature 10 different performances, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm.
The August 12, Saturday matinee 2:00 pm performance will be followed by reception and talkback, hosted by the Conscious Aging Network of NM. For more information visit teatroparaguas.org Advance purchase of tickets recommended.
Tickets for the Aug. 10 fundraiser performance for Cancer Foundation for New Mexico are available at: firstname.lastname@example.org