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Pigs Do Fly Productions to Present Encore Production of FIFTY PLUS - A CELEBRATION OF LIFE... AS WE KNOW IT! in Boca Raton, 8/14-24

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. 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 own theatre in Boca Raton.

Wacher quickly contacted directors Beverly Blanchette and Marj O'Neill-Butler, as well as actors Todd Caster, Mark Kroczynski, Kitt Marsh, Troy J. Stanley, Carol Sussman, and Janet Weakley, along with the technical crew associated with the Empire Stage production, all of whom came on board immediately.

The 'encore' edition of Fifty Plus - A Celebration of Life... As We Know It! will run from August 14th through August 24th at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton.

"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. "I'm really excited that this concept is flying (pun intended!). It's definitely an idea whose time has come. These plays appeal to everyone no matter how old they are! They're funny, and witty, and touching, and resonate with anyone who sees them."

The seven 10-minute plays will be mounted in the following order (see below for playwright bios):

Flight Fright by Marj O'Neill-Butler
Kiss Her Goodbye by Mike Vogel
Theater In the Red byJoan 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 on line 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 (33432).

For more information about Pigs Do Fly Productions, visit

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