‘Salt and Pepper’ Back By Popular Demand

Joyce (Deborah Hayden), left, and Dianne (Jennifer Graves) share a moment together at the Post Office. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Staff Report:

“Salt and Pepper:Tales of Aging with Grace, Courage and Humor” by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin and directed by Beth Kennedy Jones, is back at Teatro Paraguas for four performances only at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. Teatro Paraguas is at 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. For reservations and information, call 505.424.1601 or visit www.teatroparaguas.com. Reservations are recommended as the last series of eight shows sold out every performance.

Salt and Pepper” takes on the nearly uncharted territory of aging as a person, not a stereotype. All but one of the characters in the play is over 60. As real life seniors know, aging presents challenges like facing the death of those we love, becoming the caregiver of a spouse, becoming invisible to the rest of the world and facing one’s own mortality. The senior years can also include new adventures, falling in love and going on a somewhat awkward first date. “Salt and Pepper” is about all these things.

Click here to see a Los Alamos Daily Post review of this production.