Sunday, December 14, 2008
Through the Looking Glass
I recently attended a play put on by a group of senior actors that dealt with myths of aging. It was titled, “Through the Looking Glass.” The play started with a group of older people sitting on the stage in chairs. Then a young man went to the podium and announced that he was a doctor and would give them a lecture on aging. As he began pontificating, the older people stood up and told him what he was saying was a bunch of hooey and then proceeded to share personal stories on what aging was really like, the good and the bad. It was humorous and very entertaining. Most of the actors were between seventy and ninety years old.