Sliding into Seniorhood

[Full-Length]
The paths of six intriguing characters intersect as they navigate the unpredictable and challenging twists and turns of aging. On the slide into seniorhood, they encounter relationships and experiences, some painful, some sensual, and some just downright silly. When all is said and done, will they find that life has left them with anything more than simple memories?
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Sliding into Seniorhood

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  • Dana Hall:
    14 May. 2024
    "Sliding into Seniorhood" by Kim E. Ruyle is a delightful play filled with surprising twists that mature actors and all adult audiences will appreciate. The clever interweaving of stories is beautifully done, leading to an unforgettable and jaw-dropping ending. This vibrant play reminds us that we are never too old to make new memories. It deserves to be produced!
  • Donald E. Baker:
    1 Jan. 2024
    Matt and his father Walt have a fraught relationship based on Walt's personality and Matt's childhood memories. Sherry has a problem allowing herself to be vulnerable. Thanks to help from the three other characters, these issues seem to be happily resolved by the final scene in a nudist camp, where all is revealed (except for Walt's tattoos, which are a big subject of discussion throughout). But that scene has a twist that makes one suspect Matt and Walt will have a whole new set of issues going forward. Funny, dramatic, intriguing work with good central roles for mature actors.
  • Julie Zaffarano:
    24 Nov. 2023
    I thoroughly enjoyed Kim E, Ruyle's "Sliding into Seniorhood" -- a fun and poignant play that mature actors and all adult audiences will enjoy. Characters are well drawn. The play hits the mark about the concerns about aging. So refreshing to read a play with seniors having hopes and dreams rather than aches and pains.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
    ,
    2022
  • Workshop
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    North Brookfield Theatre Guild
    ,
    2020

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Shawnee Playhouse
    ,
    2021

Awards

Finalist
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Best Original Full-Length Production of Theatrical Season 2021 (Writing)
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Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance
,
2022
Winner
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Original Playwrights Full-Length Play Grand Prize Winner
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Shawnee Playhouse
,
2020