Four one-acts that use comedy to look at serious matters of aging and how adult children relate to their parents take the stage starting Friday in Hood River.
- “Mimi and Me,” about a new friendship between a lonely retirement home resident and an earnest young woman, with MaryAnn Pauline and Leticia Valle
- “The Hotel Lobbyist,” about a test of wills between a woman and her elderly mother, with Lois Bancroft and Lorre Chester-Re
- In “At the Diner With Dad,” with Harold McBain, Sandy Camillucci and Valle, a waitress is witness to a subtle comeuppance after off-setting acts of kindness and insensitivity by father and daughter
- In “Old Flames,” a couple receives a lesson in modern romance from a set of elders. In this show are Michael Beckner, Roger Blashfield, Lorre Chester-Rea, Gary Fields and Kirby Neumann-Rea.
Fields and her husband, Gary, created the set, with help from stage manager Kathy Williams.