A Facility for Living
Full Length Play, Comedy / 3m, 3f
Joe Taylor, a retired actor, moves into a prison-turned-elder-care facility shortly after the demise of Medicare and discovers a community of loveable, irascible inmates hell-bent on bucking the dehumanizing system in which they have landed...
Joe Taylor, a retired actor, moves into a prison-turned-elder-care facility shortly after the demise of Medicare and the election of Dick Cheney to President. There he discovers a community of loveable, irascible inmates hell-bent on bucking the dehumanizing system in which they have landed. Together, this band of aging misfits rediscovers purpose and dignity in the face of a system mightily stacked against them. A delightful comedy with bite from Katie Forgette, that dares to confront the issue of aging in America.
Reviews"[a] raucous and relevant comedy" - Broadway World
"A Facility for Living...proves to be as hilarious as it is timely." - Detroit Free Press
"[A Facility for Living] is a rare play that at times is over-the-top in storyline as well as humor, and yet is balanced nicely with touching moments. It is a play that has heart." - The Examiner
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The second floor of Federal Nursing Home #273, in the not-so-distant future.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
BEATRICE "JUDY" HART - (65+) ill, but not so that you would necessarily notice.
WALLY CARMICHAEL - (65+) cranky mush-pot. Well hidden, but present, regard for human frailty.
NURSE CLAUDIA - (30-50) re-energized in her role as a nurse now that personal responsibility is the new slogan in health care. Speaks quickly and with authority. Tough love practitioner, not sadistic.
MITZI KRAMER - (65+) former nurse, now resident; declining health but not kindness. Her speech is fluid and bright. She could very easily be mistaken for an employee at the nursing home except for rare moments of pixilation.
JOE TAYLOR - (65+) loyal, tenacious.
- Parts for Senior Actors