Rep Stages ‘My Year Of Living Anxiously’
My Year Of Living Anxiously is a new work that takes a look at the complicated life of a member of the “sandwich generation” – wedged between aging parents, hormonal teenagers and psychiatric bologna. Starring Moira Keefe, the show is currently playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre through Feb. 2.
Drawing on the diaries her father kept for 63 years (documenting, among other things, Keefe’s own raucous youth) and letters from her mother, and research from doctors, Keefe weaves generational perspectives on real-life events and traumas while she reveals her growing respect for her parents as the diaries and letters expose the storm of parenthood that they weathered. This work contains Keefe’s trademark wisecracking humor and wacky sensibility as well as touching revelations.
My year of Living Anxiously has been performed as a staged reading at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach and in Missoula and Whitefish, Montana.
Keefe has toured extensively as a solo performer with her pieces, Lifeafterbirth, Life Before Sex, Life Before The Crisis And The Crisis, and in Staying Married, her collaboration with Charlie Oates. Her work has been seen in theatres and festivals in North America, Europe and the Pacific including the Dublin Theatre Festival (Ireland), The Wellington Fringe (New Zealand), the Victory Theatre (Los Angeles) and the Post Theatre Company (New York).
My Year Of Living Anxiously is directed by Kim Rubenstein who recently directed Savannah Disputation at the Old Globe theatre, and co-stars Eva Barnes (UCSD voice and speech professor).
My Year Of Living Anxiously
Presented by San Diego Repertory Theatre
Through Feb. 2
Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza (in downtown San Diego)
Box Office: (619) 544-1000