Activities of Daily Living

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Reviews: 5

Sat Feb 22, 2:30pm
Sat Feb 22, 8:00pm
Sun Feb 23, 2:30pm

Activities of Daily Living - An aging woman receives her Medicare card and is expected to don a cloak of invisibility,in the marginalization that Society will expect her to accept. She’ll have none of that. She’s still vital and more than ready to deal with whatever she may encounter. She has been reading a pamphlet called the Activities of Daily Living.

In this episodic, mostly autobiographical presentation accompanied by original animation, writer-performer Joanna Lipari presents in 16 fast-paced scenes a life fully lived, with all of its triumphs, mistakes, and hopes.

Written and performed by Joanna Lipari. Directed by Beth Dunnington. Presented by Sierra Madre Playhouse.

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Poignant and thoughtfully written one woman show by Joanna Lipari. Acting is superb and overall experience is moving and resonating. Highly recommend this show.

sweet - Jane Modoono


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Joanna show is a perfect portrayal of human emotion. She shares the painful memories that we collect with age, but also the fun little anecdotes that come with living a full life. It’s a show full of heart to hearts that allow you to connect with an individual, and see them for who they are; regardless of age. Fantastic show that will pull you out of any bad mood!

sweet - Natalia Munoz


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...Lipari’s performance is polished, but personal, engaging the audience to identify with her life stories and to take heart for their own journeys from the invisibility of old age into seizing the passion inside each of us.

Bravos are due to Director Beth Dunnington as well...

sweet - Francine Roby - Big Island Music - ...read full review


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Joanna Lipari’s performance blew me away!
The stories in ADL were entertaining, heartfelt, had me feeling a range of emotions-this is a show that will leave an impression. And, the animation! So fun. This was one of the most creative shows I’ve been to in a long while. Bravo!

sweet - Vanessa Maida


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I was lucky enough to see the workshop of Activities of Daily living at the CO-OP at the Pacific Resident Theater. I was captivated by the talented Joanna Lipari and was amazed by the beautiful animation. Joanna is an amazing performer and the stories are so moving. The last story (the one with the parking garage) made me laugh so hard, I loved it!

sweet - Rosa Lopez


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I saw ADL in Hawaii. I loved it. The stories were really funny and captivating and Joanna's acting is so engaging. The animation was brilliant and it was really like a two person play because the animation was so integral to the show. I'm only in my 20s and I didn't think I would like a story about the "invisibility of aging" but it completely changed the way I now look at "older" folks. GO SEE THE SHOW

sweet - Micheline Aubuchon


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...Lipari’s performance is polished, but personal, engaging the audience to identify with her life stories and to take heart for their own journeys from the invisibility of old age into seizing the passion inside each of us.

Bravos are due to Director Beth Dunnington as well...

sweet - Francine Roby - Big Island Music - ...read full review


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Poignant and thoughtfully written one woman show by Joanna Lipari. Acting is superb and overall experience is moving and resonating. Highly recommend this show.

sweet - Jane Modoono


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Joanna show is a perfect portrayal of human emotion. She shares the painful memories that we collect with age, but also the fun little anecdotes that come with living a full life. It’s a show full of heart to hearts that allow you to connect with an individual, and see them for who they are; regardless of age. Fantastic show that will pull you out of any bad mood!

sweet - Natalia Munoz


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Joanna Lipari’s performance blew me away!
The stories in ADL were entertaining, heartfelt, had me feeling a range of emotions-this is a show that will leave an impression. And, the animation! So fun. This was one of the most creative shows I’ve been to in a long while. Bravo!

sweet - Vanessa Maida


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I was lucky enough to see the workshop of Activities of Daily living at the CO-OP at the Pacific Resident Theater. I was captivated by the talented Joanna Lipari and was amazed by the beautiful animation. Joanna is an amazing performer and the stories are so moving. The last story (the one with the parking garage) made me laugh so hard, I loved it!

sweet - Rosa Lopez


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I saw ADL in Hawaii. I loved it. The stories were really funny and captivating and Joanna's acting is so engaging. The animation was brilliant and it was really like a two person play because the animation was so integral to the show. I'm only in my 20s and I didn't think I would like a story about the "invisibility of aging" but it completely changed the way I now look at "older" folks. GO SEE THE SHOW

sweet - Micheline Aubuchon