Seniors on Stage
LO-raine, a mid to late 70’s widow with crippling arthritis in her legs uses a walker to get around. She has a large home and has taken in two life-long friends, Midge who has early Alzheimer and Doris who is confined to a wheelchair, because their families were about to put them in old folks’ homes. They are pooling their resources to help each other continue to live independently as long as possible. Their peaceful living arrangement is threatened on several fronts. LO-aine must keep her son, Miles, from finding out they are there. Doris and Midge’s families think this is a small private nursing facility so that charade must be kept up. And if that weren’t enough, a mysterious package arrives on their doorstep, the content of which becomes a can of worms. A private investigator is constantly scratching at their door, and they are on the cusp of being exposed at any moment. Their trusted yard man, Bernie, bails them out on more than one occasion. There is never a dull moment in this poignant comedy about aging and friendship and family.