Rhonda's Rites of Passage
Rhonda's Rites of Passage

Coming Soon: Rhonda's Rites of Passage

The 40 Plus Stage Company will open its 2022-2023 season with the comedy, Rhonda's Rites of Passage, written by local playright Grace Ellis.

The heroine, Rhonda Lee, begins the acting career she abandoned earlier in life. The hijinks begin as Rhonda is helped by friends, her college drama teacher, and a musician from the local community theater while being sabotaged by her health-fanatic daughter, her slacker son, and self-absorbed husband, as well as her psychiatrist, her employer, and the imposing gatekeeper for the theater program.

Performances will be held September 30th, October 1st and 2nd, and the following weekend, October 7th, 8th and 9th. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30PM, Sunday matinee performances begin at 2:00PM.


40+ Stage Company: A Company for All Ages, Relevant, Challenging, and Intergenerational

40+ Stage Company believes in the transformative power of theater. Our play selection focuses on issues of intergenerational concern and relevance to our community today. We want to provide actors of all ages with opportunities to perform in meaningful, challenging roles. As an amateur company, we are committed to the highest standards of performance.

Our outreach program extends to organizations provide services and moral support to the aging. Acting, as a performance art form, requires engaging with others and practicing and honing listening skills, memory reliability, and introspection. A creative lifestyle in the afternoon years has a demonstrative positive effect in overcoming depression, isolation, addiction, and a host of conditions often associated with growing older.

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Auditions for the play Rhonda’s Rites of Passage to begin July 25

The 40 Plus Stage Company will be holding auditions for the play Rhonda’s Rites of Passage on Monday, July 25th and Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 from 7:00-9:00PM at SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. The play, written by Grace Ellis and directed by Lara Ianni, is a comedy involving Rhonda Lee, a middle-aged woman who…


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