An End to Aging in a Future World Set on the Theatre Stage

Ageless at Quantum Dragon Theatre

'Ageless' at Quantum Dragon Theatre. (Photo: Courtesy of Quantum Dragon Theatre)

How things change. 90 is the new 30 in the play Ageless by the Bay Area’s Bridgette Dutta Portman. It’s set in a world where everyone, except for one woman, has taken a pill that keeps them from aging. (If only!) My co-host Eli Wirtschafter sat in on a rehearsal with Quantum Dragon, a theater group devoted to fantasy and science fiction. Bay Area resident and playwright Portman told Eli this play gave her the freedom of classic speculative fiction — the ability to hold up a mirror to our own society, and our own aversion to death and dying. Go ahead, blame my generation of Baby Boomers. Details here.

An End to Aging in a Future World Set on the Theatre Stage 29 November,2017Cy Musiker

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Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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