Jay feels invisible and anti-aging ads worry her.
But it's being ignored once too often as just an old women that finally inspires her to investigate what this 'third stage’ of life is.
All This Living! is written and performed by Camilla Blunden, and explores the offbeat world of the invisible, shrinking older woman!
Acclaimed Canberra theatre maker 72-year-old Blunden, has created a disarmingly intimate work filled with offbeat anecdotes and soul-baring revelation.
“As an older woman chatting to various friends about aging, there was a strong feeling that the way we are represented in the media and generally has not really caught up with who we are,” Blunden said.
“This is just one piece, about being ‘just an old woman’.
“There are so many more stories that can add to our understanding across generations.”
Manager of Griffith Regional Theatre Raina Savage said she believes it is important the theatre presents stories that speak to and about all of the different people who make up and contribute to the Griffith community.
“All this Living is a work that makes us examine our own prejudices about what it means to be an older woman (or man) in our society,” Ms Savage said.
“(It) challenges us to see and value all ages.”
Jay’s head is buzzing.
Is she an invisible shrinking woman, a faint dot, losing it?
She’s on a quest and wants answers.
She’s a ‘retiree’ but from what?
Ms Savage said there is an authenticity and vitality to this contemporary, solo work that is fresh and engaging.
“It was created through conversations with older women in Canberra, and uses humour, mixed with home truths and leaps of imagination to tell Jay’s story,” Ms Savage said.
“It will be presented in the intimate setting of the Burley Griffin Room, with a chance to meet and talk with Ms Blunden after the show!”
Celebrate the Third Age of life – and All This Living we still have to do – at Griffith Regional Theatre at 5pm on Saturday, July 22.
Tickets strictly limited: Adult $30, Concession $28, Member $25.