Welcome to the 5th Season of the Reston Players’ New Play Project
Assisted Living is a serious subject to which the playwright has brought a humorous touch. The play tells, with humor and compassion, the story of Rose, an 83-year old woman in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and her family as they struggle to decide whether to send Rose to assisted living.
When Rose Fowler, feisty retired schoolteacher, begins to show signs of progressive Alzheimer’s disease, her middle-aged children, Ben and Sandy, grow increasingly alarmed. Ben and Sandy propose moving Rose from her apartment to an assisted living facility, but Rose is a woman who still has a mind of her own. Family tensions and laughter arise as Rose’s need to retain her independence repeatedly clashes with her children’s wishes to ensure her safety.
Doc #1/Doug — Phillip M. Archey
Monica — Amanda Russell
☼A Level 3 reading consists of as much set, costume, make-up, hair, blocking, sound, and lights that we can fit into our rehearsal hall. Actors will still be reading from a script