Sex After Sixty?

Sex After Sixty?

Book by Louise Schroader Epperson, Lyrics and Music by Bill Corcoran

Copyright © 2004

Chris as a male.         Chris as a female.

Synopsis – Sex After Sixty???

A lonely widow, Chris, moving from out of town into a retirement community presents herself as a man because she wants an active social life.  In her age group there is a shortage of single men, so they are in demand.  She quickly becomes involved in the social life of the high rise community making many good friends and enjoying her new life.  However another bachelor there is exploiting the situation by cheating and playing one woman against another.   Chris is outraged.   With the aid of her daughter they set him up and toy with him as they expose him, and in the process, herself.  By trying to be someone she is not Chris learns to appreciate who she is and her new found friends. 

Vintage Atrium is the name of the high-rise elderly complex where most of the action takes place.

CAST:  Retired residents:

1.      CHRIS HECKLER (Woman who masquerades as a man)

2.      MABEL (Fancies herself a femme fatale, always wears purple)

3.      DOUG REMINGTON (Don Juan complex. Attractive)

4.      BABE MCCAULEY ROGERS (Looks younger than her age)

5.      FRANCES CAIN (Wheelchair bound or has a visible leg brace and crutch, can be younger than other residents because she is retired due to disability)

6.      AGNES (Retired resident) / MELISSA REMINGTON (Doug’s ex-wife, nonresident)

7.      FLOSSIE (Retired school teacher)

8.      IDA (Retiree, has a distinct stutter)

9.      CHARLIE (Pretty much an old geezer)/WAITER

 

Employees & Visitors:

10.  WHITNEY(Exercise instructor and building employee)/TOREE (Cricket’s 12 year old daughter)

11.  CRICKET (Manager of Vintage Atrium, 40)/JO ANNE HECKLER(Chris Heckler’s daughter)

12.  REV. RUDOLPH BATES (Elderly Minister) / SIX PACK  (Optional character, could be a man or woman, usually carries a six-pack of beer.  If not used, take out the applicable dialogue at beginning of Act II, Scene 3.)          

 

 

Note – #6, #9, #10, #11 & #12 each play two characters.  It is suggested that one of the two characters wear a wig in a contrasting color to the actor’s natural hair color.  It is good if Cricket and Toree have the same hair color.

SONG LIST

ACT I

1.    CARDIOLOGY
2.    RESIDENT SNOOP
2a.  PLAYOFF/SCENE TRANSITION
3.    GROWING OLD ALONE
3a.  PLAYOFF/SCENE TRANSITION
4.    GERIATRIC PARY TIME
5.    OH SO LUCKY IN LOVE
5a.  PLAYOFF/SCENE TRANSITION
6.    RESIDENT SNOOP (Reprise 1)
7.    FORBIDDEN FRUIT
8.    FORBIDDEN FRUIT TAG
9.    GROWING OLD ALONE (Reprise)
10.   A TABLE FOR TWO
10a. PLAYOFF/SCENE TRANSITION
11.   RESIDENT SNOOP (Reprise 2)
11a. PLAYOFF/SCENE TRANSITION
12.   LADIES ONLY
12a. LADIES ONLY FINALE

ACT II

13.   VINTAGE ATRIUM
14.   COULD YOU BE PERSUADED?
15.   LADIES ONLY (Reprise)
16.   MEDICARE MINUET
17.   I’M SO UNLUCKY IN LOVE (Reprise)
17a. PLAYOFF/SCENE TRANSITION
18.   MONTE CARLO MAMBO part I
19.   WITH YOU
20a. MONTE CARLO MAMBO part II
20b. PLAYOFF/SCENE TRANSITION
21.   RESIDENT SNOOP (REPRISE 3)
22.   I’D RATHER BE ME
22a. PLAYOFF
23.   BEIN’ COOL
24.   I’VE HAD IT UP TO HERE, PAL
25.   LADIES ONLY FINALE
26.   VINTAGE ATRIUM (Reprise for Bows)

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