Five women ages 71-87 share their stories in a celebration of aging on the weekends of Oct 1-4 and 8-11 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center. Wrinkles is the fifth of a series of movement based theatre pieces by Pam Kuntz that explore the stories of local community members. This year’s performance includes dancers Paige Fredlund and Sarah Schermer (recent Western graduates), and community members Barbara Sylvester, Noemi Ban, Dorothy Regal, Lynnette Allen, and Marge Moench who join Kuntz in generating an evening that celebrates aging using movement, music, photography and poetry.
The 60-year-age gap between the subjects of the performance and the young performers has stimulated powerful explorations of what it means to live during a war, find freedom as a woman, and dance with abandon.
The performance reveals what it means to feel young at any age. The dancers also respond to issues resulting in paralyzing vulnerability and extraordinary strength, issues shared by all of the women in the production.
Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. October 1,2,3, 8,9 and 10 as well as October 4 and 11 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center at 1314 Harris Avenue in Fairhaven. Cost is $12.