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'The Geeze & Me'

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until April 29, 2017[days & times]
  • WHERE Tenth Avenue Arts Center, 930 10th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $30

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of "The Geeze And Me," a new musical featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, mobility and more.

With original music by Hedges Capers and book written by Hedges Capers and Nancy Locke Capers. Produced and Directed by Nancy Locke Capers. Musical direction by Will (B.J.) Robinson of KPBS's Spectrum, choreography by Joanne Lovejoy, sound and video by Joe Huppert, costume design by Max Cadillac, lighting design by Cynthia Bloodgood, Script Consultants Dilip Jeste, M.D., and Danielle K. Glorioso, L.C.S.W., in consultation with UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging, PR/media by Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications, casting by Samuel Warren & Associates, 'Invisible People' portrait by Neil Shigley, with Brendan Hill as assistant director and Beonica Bullard as stage manager.

"The Geeze & Me" is a funny, irreverent, and poignant show about surviving aging. This timely show features a comedic troupe of eccentric players who team up to wrangle aspects of aging from an expert. An eclectic blend of songs ranging from pop to blues to corner street doo-wop, accompanied by electric choreography. The perils and benefits of growing older are reflected in the concerns of this diverse group of people. Think "Hair," after it's gone...

THE CAST:
Devlin (Kay), Hedges Capers (David), Kent Brisby (Bob), Byron LaDue (Howard), Gabriela Nelson (Sherry), Jesse MacKinnon (Dwight), Lorraine Devon Wilke (Helen), Lolly Boroff (Mrs. Dingler), Susan Benninghoff (Miranda), Kiera Mersky (Bobbi & Margo), Lauren Preski (Margret), Erin Vanderhyde (Homeless), Susie Singer Carter (Science & Ginger) and Scotty Billion (Undertaker).

"The Geeze & Me" is thrilled to give back!
Over 50 percent of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the following charities: Path, A New Path; UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging, The Unbattle Project and The Center LGBT Senior Services

What audience patrons of "The Geeze & Me" staged reading are saying:

"So life-affirming. Even just seeing a reading was fantastic. Look forward to seeing it mounted!"
"...the story, writing, and music are stunning."
"...intimate dialectic you achieved between characters/story/music is amazing. So well done! Really smart."
"...your inclusion of socio-scientific-political realities re: aging and society are never forced, always brief, and work. This is very hard to do. But you did it."
"I'm in awe of the music/lyrics..."

“Methusalah said, “It’s the best musical I’ve seen in 800 years!”

TICKETS:
General admission tickets are $30 ($20 for 10 or more). Mature content.
Purchase tickets at sdartstix.com/the-geeze-and-me or thegeezeandme.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: thegeezeandme@yahoo.com or call 858-232-9696.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
March 31 - April 29, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional photo montage for "The Geeze & Me." Photo credit: Ken Jacques. Courtesy of Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications

Above: Promotional photo montage for "The Geeze & Me." Photo credit: Ken Jacques. Courtesy of Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications

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