Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - The beginning of the play is set in a "far off land". The majority of the play is set in Sylvie Goldberg's beachfront condo complex in Margate, New Jersey. There are costuming opportunities for Eugene the genie and for everyone in the "annual b-b-que"
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Physical Comedy, Special Effects
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
Mild Adult Themes
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage
Sylvia Goldberg, a respectable retired New Jersey school teacher, brings home more than just souvenirs upon returning from her grandson’s wedding in Israel. Sylvie’s troubles begin when she realizes that the old teapot she purchased at an outdoor market is actually a priceless relic containing a geriatric genie “Eugene” with a bad back and a penchant for vodka and V8. Keeping Eugene a secret from her three best friends, Mabel, Thelma and Fannie, proves to be nearly as difficult as protecting herself from Eugene’s former master who follows Sylvie home and threatens her at knifepoint. Be careful what you wish for Sylvie Goldberg! You never know, it might come true. Seniors of the Saharais a magical romantic comedy for seniors and “juniors” of all ages.
"Seniors of the Sahara is a comedy for the whole family." - Montgomery Newspapers
"There are plenty of laughs to be had" - The Review"An imaginative piece." - Chestnut Hill Local
Seniors of the Sahara was first produced by The Old Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in September 2007 and since then has been performed in theaters and by senior groups across the USA and beyond.