Assisted Living: The Musical

August 01, midnight

Playhouse @ Westport Plaza 3147495915

The show promises “The Tales Granny Will Never Tell” and it delivers. In the opening scene, a newly-departed couple discovers their son has pulled their plugs to get his Dad’s vintage Corvette. The show romps through the “best years of their lives” at Pelican Roost, an active senior living community, where 70-something is the new 20-something, only with looser skin. The place oozes with characters, each with unique answers to later-life’s questions.
“It’s like a cruise,” explains Pelican Roost resident Naomi Lipschitz-Yamamoto-Murphy, “except the final destination is not The Bahamas.” Naomi is one of 18-characters played by the two actors. This is not your grandma’s assisted living. Original songs include “Help! I’ve Fallen (For You) and I Can’t Get Up,” “WalkerDude@Facebook.Com” and “The Uplifting Viagra Medley.”