Contrary to popular belief, there is no age limit for being an actor. Though the big screen may be filled with young, lithe performers portraying life experiences way beyond their years, acting is not exclusively relegated to the under-30 set. Case in point: Pigs Do Fly Productions, a theater troupe dedicated to producing plays highlighting actors older than 50. Don’t be mistaken, this is not live-action productions of Murder, She Wrote or Columbo but rather a collection of seven short plays for an evening dubbed “Fifty Plus—A Celebration of Life … As We Know It.”
Coming to the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre from August 14-17 and 21-24, the plays selected for “Fifty Plus” were curated by Ellen Wacher, the producer and artistic director of Pigs Do Fly Productions, who culled more than 350 submitted plays for ones that “appeal to everyone, no matter how old they are,” she says, adding, “We looked for scripts that resonated with us, for situations that strike a chord with our audiences and, of course, for humor.”
This attention to detail gives theatergoers a chance to see not onlya plethora of playwrights but also the cast of six flex their acting muscle. A reprisal of Empire Stage’s May production, the full cast of Todd Caster, Mark Kroczynski, Kitt Marsh, Troy J. Stanley, Carol Sussman and Janet Weakley will head to Boca for the compendium of 10-minute comedic plays, which include: Flight Fright, Kiss Her Goodbye, Theater in the Red, Mrs. Jensen Isn’t Here Now, Spice, Poison Control and How Nice of You to Ask.
- Coming to the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre stage from August 14-17 and 21-24.
- Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.
- Tickets cost $30.
- For more information, visit pigsdoflyproductions.com.