A FEW GOOD WOMEN – AND MEN! by Glenda Jones

It’s not often you get an invitation to spend two hours a week playing and laughing with like-minded people, but that’s exactly what Sage Age Theatre is offering. The usual questions arise: Will I have to memorize lines? Will I have to practice? And the clincher: Will I have to audition?  All three answers: a resounding NO. Here are the prerequisites for Sage Age: the desire to let your inner child come out to play; the ability to find fun in this aging process that catches up with everyone; and the joy and support that this lively group exudes.  It can be energizing to hone your wit and wisdom to entertain others. Although Sage Age Theatre has been practicing improv theatre for over 25 years, the group has changed constantly, with new members finding a special camaraderie with their counterparts. They have done thousands of shows throughout the area, one hour presentations that provide laughs, tears, and goodwill, all based on personal experiences, some funny, some poignant, but always with good humour and joy. There is no membership fee to join, only the desire to let your personality shine, and oh yes, perhaps the ability to wear the vibrant red shirts that add warmth to every performance.  Who doesn’t feel vibrant in red? Still not sure you’d want to try this? On June 5, 7 p.m. Sage Age will be performing one of their last shows of the season at Orchard View on the Mississippi in Almonte. The show is open to the public on a donation basis.  Come for the laughs, stay for a chat, and in September...

On the road again!

March! March! What a month!. Snow, wind — will it never end? Fear not, Sage Age is coming to rescue seniors from the winter blahs. Our Spring season – Yes! Spring! – launches on the 21st. We will be at the Quail Creek Residence in Renfrew. We’ve got new material to bring fresh smiles and liberating laughter. On the road again –...

Fundraiser — Mills’ seniors services

Saturday Oct. 1st marks a fundraising variety show for Mills Community Support’s seniors services. The Sage Age troupe will be there! Themed around seniors, the fundraiser will be at the Almonte Old Town Hall and will include a small plates menu featuring local chefs, followed by entertainment, an art show, and a dessert offering. We expect to see lots of boomers and zoomers, but the variety of entertainment is designed to appeal to anyone who appreciates our amazing local talent and food. Looking for a great evening out? See you...

We’re back!

It has been a seemingly unending summer but September is here. The kids are back at school. Sage Age Theatre is back on the road bringing laughs and smiles to our audiences across eastern Ontario. On the 25th of this month we will be in Chesterville. Send us an e-mail, give us a call, and we will come to entertain your...

Animated Anniversary

On May 20th the Sage Age troupe enjoyed a great afternoon with the Russell 55 Plus Club entertaining them for their 40th anniversary celebrations. There was lots of laughs for all and great chocolate cake to boot!

Playful Potluck

At the beginning of May the Almonte United Church ladies invited us to one of their potluck evenings to entertain and to enjoy a church community supper. Seven of our travelling players gave an hour long show of skits which brought much enjoyment to all. “Hey what did you say” with Bob and Dale was a well delivered back-and-forth of puns which relaxed the audience right from the start. As usual Betsy with some of her choice naughty remarks brought down the house. Of course Bob’s rendition of “Flatulence”  was heady, pungent, and well received. Doug as the white caner in “Seniors’ Tour” was real improv with four demanding old people taking the bus driver over the edge. “Bean There” caused a big stage whisper from Bob. Elizabeth and Sharon kept the show dancing along. A huge thank you to a wonderful audience for their stimulating...