The 40+ Stage Company Presents "Levittown" by Marc Palmieri
40+ Stage Company presents Levittown by Marc Palmieri, as its first regional premier. The show opens Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Mountcastle Black Box Theater, Milton Rhodes Arts Center.
Playwright Palmieri, a Wake Forest graduate, will be in Winston-Salem for the opening. John Friedenberg of the Wake Forest drama department will direct the show.
Kevin, the grandson of a combat veteran, comes home early from yet another college, he learns that his deeply troubled sister is about to be married. With renewed hope, he attempts to bring his family together with the abusive father who left them years before.
40+ Stage Company: Theater for Kids of All Ages, Especially Those Over 40
40+ Stage Company believes in the transformative power of the theater experience. Our play selection will focus on issues of concern and relevance to adults in their middle years and beyond. We want to provide performance opportunities in the classroom and in age-appropriate roles on stage for folks moving beyond the half-way point of their life journey.
As an amateur company we are committed to the highest standards of performance excellence. Our outreach program extends to organizations that provide services and moral support to the aging. Acting, perhaps more than any other art form, requires engaging with others, memorization, listening skills, and introspection. A creative life style into the evening years has a demonstrably positive effect on overcoming depression, isolation, addition, and host of other conditions associated with growing older. Ageism is widely unrecognized in our culture today. We seek to create awareness of ageism and lessen it corrosive effect on society.