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Elder Safety and Wellbeing

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tuesday, November 12

Schedule:
10:30 am – Light refreshments and Resource Information Table
11am – 12:30 pm – True Story Theater Performance

Location: Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St., Quincy, 02169 United States

Learn how to better protect yourself and your loved ones by watching dramatic performances based on real instances of financial scams, language barriers, family problems, and other issues affecting the wellbeing of seniors. Audience members will be encouraged to share their own stories, which will be explored through improvisation, dialogue, movement, and music. It is fine also just to watch.
The performance will be in English and interpreted in Cantonese / Chinese.

In partnership with Civic Education Alliance. Further information on community resources will be available for older adults, their family, and caregivers.

This free event is made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Details

Date:
November 12
Time:
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Venue

Crane Public Library
40 Washington St.
Quincy, 02169 United States
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Website:
http://thomascranelibrary.org/

Details

Date:
November 12
Time:
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Venue

Crane Public Library
40 Washington St.
Quincy, 02169 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
http://thomascranelibrary.org/

What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the riveting vulnerability of people sharing their personal truth.

The show’s emcee (called “the conductor”) facilitates brief, spontaneous conversations with volunteers from the audience who share their own feelings and experiences related to the show’s theme.  After each conversation, the actors and musician immediately embody the key feelings and actions they heard, using movement, music, dialogue, and superb listening. All of it is improvised on the spot. During the course of a 75 minute show, True Story enacts about 6-8 stories.

From this simple interaction, audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their lives, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch.

What are True Story Theater’s classes like?  We will teach you the basic of Playback Theatre, which can hone your listening skills for everyday life.  All are welcome.  Classes are supportive, informal, intimate, and fun, an enriching experience for both newcomers and experienced actors.