Ageless

[Full-length] Ninety is the new thirty at the turn of the 22nd century. When Marin refuses to take the anti-aging drug celebrated by the rest of society, she invokes her mother’s ire and risks becoming marginalized in a culture that worships youth, denies death, and treats old age as a malady. As Marin’s choice begins to affect not only her but the people she loves, will she find the strength to hold out, or succumb to social pressure?
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Ageless

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  • Chas Belov:
    29 Apr. 2018
    I saw the Quantum Dragon production and loved it. A delightful and touching look at how aging is treated in society told as speculative fiction with a larger-than-life central character.
  • Quantum Dragon Theatre:
    14 Mar. 2018
    We had the great pleasure of producing Ageless as part of our second season, and it was beyond a doubt our most successful play to date. Bridgette encapsulates the best of science-fiction theatre: the play starts with a what-if and pursues the thought experiment to its logical conclusion. The genius of the play, though, is that it tells its intellectually fascinating story through an intensely personal lens: that of a mother/daughter relationship— even though the play spans a period of many decades, it always feels grounded in that core dynamic. Great dialogue, laughs and tears: highly recommend!

Character Information

  • Marin
    Ages from 15 to 90,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A genetic researcher and struggling poet. Dreamy and morbid. Begins the play at age 15 and ends at almost 90. Ages naturally throughout the play.
  • Olivia
    Appears 30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Marin’s mother, also a genetic researcher. Appears early-mid 30s; does not appear to age throughout the play.
  • Errick
    Appears 20s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Marin’s boyfriend and later husband. A hydraulic engineer. Begins the play at 15 and appears mid-20s throughout the rest of the play.
  • Coral
    Teens/early 20s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Daughter of Marin and Errick.
  • Dylan
    80s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Marin’s father, 80s. Has aged naturally for most of his life.
  • Aged Marin
    Late 80s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Marin in her late 80s. Functions as a narrator.

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