Activities of Daily Living

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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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I saw Activities of Daily Living last Sunday and I had such a great time. I loved all the stories and the animation is just wonderful. I had such a great time, Joanna's stories were lovely. Joanna has had an amazing life and the talkback after the show was just the icing on the cake. Everyone I spoke with after the show agreed with me on how good the show was. I had such a great time I'm thinking of going back!

sweet - Fabiola


Shari Barrett

Lipari shares moments that have shaped her psyche along her life's journey, opening her heart and soul in ways universal to those of us who have experienced life during those same years. Certainly some of the lessons she has learned or life-changing events she has endured will ring true for most of us; a lost love (or two), an inanimate object that triggers deep feelings of regret; getting lost in a multi-level parking garage and feeling you will never find an escape route; or a chance meeting with strangers that renewed your belief that guardian angels live among us.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


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My friend and I went to grab lunch and afterwards we walked past the theater we decided to go see the show. We went in not knowing what to expect and boy was I glad we decided to go! WE HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME!!! I loved the animation and the stories were so funny and Joanna is such a wonderful actor, we just loved her! There was a talkback after the show (we went to the Sunday matinee) which we enjoyed very much. It was a wonderful show!

sweet - Alma A.


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I went last weekend to see Activities of Daily Living and I was amazed at how good this show is! I had such a great time. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was blown away by Joanna Lipari's talent. She's such a captivating person and her stories were so touching and so funny. I highly recommend people to catch the show you will not regret it.

sweet - Victor


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Ms. Lipari is my new hero...

Like her spiky hair, she pokes wide jabs at the hypothesis and does it with style, humor and grace.

sweet - Mary Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


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At times hilarious, at times waxing a bit philosophical as she reminisces, Lipari takes us on a fast-paced trip we can all enjoy. She asks, “Who am I?” And answers, “I am me!”

sweet - Fran Syverson - Pasadena Independent - ...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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...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


Shari Barrett

Lipari shares moments that have shaped her psyche along her life's journey, opening her heart and soul in ways universal to those of us who have experienced life during those same years. Certainly some of the lessons she has learned or life-changing events she has endured will ring true for most of us; a lost love (or two), an inanimate object that triggers deep feelings of regret; getting lost in a multi-level parking garage and feeling you will never find an escape route; or a chance meeting with strangers that renewed your belief that guardian angels live among us.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


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Ms. Lipari is my new hero...

Like her spiky hair, she pokes wide jabs at the hypothesis and does it with style, humor and grace.

sweet - Mary Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


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At times hilarious, at times waxing a bit philosophical as she reminisces, Lipari takes us on a fast-paced trip we can all enjoy. She asks, “Who am I?” And answers, “I am me!”

sweet - Fran Syverson - Pasadena Independent - ...read full review


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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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I saw Activities of Daily Living last Sunday and I had such a great time. I loved all the stories and the animation is just wonderful. I had such a great time, Joanna's stories were lovely. Joanna has had an amazing life and the talkback after the show was just the icing on the cake. Everyone I spoke with after the show agreed with me on how good the show was. I had such a great time I'm thinking of going back!

sweet - Fabiola


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My friend and I went to grab lunch and afterwards we walked past the theater we decided to go see the show. We went in not knowing what to expect and boy was I glad we decided to go! WE HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME!!! I loved the animation and the stories were so funny and Joanna is such a wonderful actor, we just loved her! There was a talkback after the show (we went to the Sunday matinee) which we enjoyed very much. It was a wonderful show!

sweet - Alma A.


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I went last weekend to see Activities of Daily Living and I was amazed at how good this show is! I had such a great time. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was blown away by Joanna Lipari's talent. She's such a captivating person and her stories were so touching and so funny. I highly recommend people to catch the show you will not regret it.

sweet - Victor


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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