This comedy about life's second act finds older gents Al and Wizzer meeting on a park bench every morning to read and mock newspaper obits. Their daily rituals -- shooting the bull about sports, women loved and lost and the many annoyances of aging -- are suddenly shaken up by the appearance of a friendly young woman and her flirty mom. Wizzer pep-talks lonely widower Al to convince him to break out of his self-imposed "quantum of solace" and maybe find love again, while also dealing with his own fear of ending up in the memory care unit at their assisted living facility.
Punctuated with true-to-life moments familiar to anyone with an aging parent or spouse, the play takes an upbeat attitude toward life after 60, 70 and beyond.
This show is available through the American Association of Community Theatre AACT NewPlayFest Winning Plays: Volume 3 (2018)