Fifty Plus, A Celebration of Life…As We Know It!


A Collection of Seven Humorous Short Plays

BOCA RATON, FL – Pigs Do Fly Productions’ Fifty Plus – A Celebration of Life…As We Know It sold out almost every performance when it played at Empire Stage in May. Now, it’s back with an encore production running August 14-24 at the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton. The good ‘word of mouth’ and positive reviews intrigued Showtime Performing Arts Theatre’s Marilyn Perry; she attended a performance and liked what she saw, so much so that she issued an invitation to Pigs Do Fly producer Ellen Wacher to reprise the production at Perry’s Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton. Wacher quickly contacted directors Beverly Blanchette and Marjorie Butler-O’Neill, as well as actors Todd Caster, Mark Kroczynski, Kitt Marsh, Troy J. Stanley, Carol Sussman, and Janet Weakly, along with the technical crew associated with the Empire Stage production, all of whom came on board immediately. “This is a wonderful opportunity to reach a brand new audience – people who would otherwise not have an opportunity to see what we’re doing,” says Wacher. “And we now know for sure, from the reaction to our May production, that there is definitely an audience ‘out there’ looking for exactly the type of theatre we want to produce.” Fifty Plus – A Celebration of Life…As We Know It! consists of seven short plays reflecting Pigs Do Fly Productions’ mission to produce plays that highlight the actor over 50 as a viable, fully involved, full of life character. The scripts were selected from over 350 submissions, and Wacher was extremely specific in her search for just the right plays. “We looked for scripts that resonated with us, for situations that strike a chord with our audiences, and of course, for humor,” she explains. “They’re funny, witty, and touching — and resonate with anyone who sees them.” The seven 10-minute plays will be shown in the following order: Flight Fright by Marjorie O’Neill- Butler; Kiss Her Goodbye by Mike Vogel; Theater In the Red by Joan Broadman; Mrs. Jensen Isn’t Here Now by Steve Korbar; Spice by David Susman; Poison Control by Rebecca Gorman O’Neill; How Nice of You to Ask by Rich Rubin. Tickets for Fifty Plus – A Celebration of Life…As We Know It! are $30 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 866-811-4111. All performances will take place at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Boulevard, #73, in Boca Raton. For more information visit