Assisted Living The Musical in Punta Gorda May 13 – 14

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Assisted Living: The Musical comes to the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda when it is performed by its authors Rick Compton & Betsy Bennett. There are matinee and evening performances at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday May 13 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday May 14.
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 couple doesn’t mind.
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. Songs include “Help! I’ve Fallen (For You) and I Can’t Get Up,” “WalkerDude @Facebook.Com” and “The Uplifting Viagra Medley.” Residents are advised, “It’s ok to get close, but don’t get something gross.”
For tickets and info, go to or call 800-514-ETIX for purchase.


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