Old-ish
by Susan Freedman
GoodSide Productions - Vancouver, BC
 http://www.susanfreedman.ca
V.11 - Red River College - Roblin Centre 
It’s about aging and death - only WAY funnier! Susan’s fifth one-woman comedy travels the rocky road from denial to grumpy acceptance of the last (and second-best) stage of life. Her most recent Fringe hit was Spilling Family Secrets.
4 1/2 STARS “Riveting storyteller” - Edmonton Sun
4 STARS “Freedman is charismatic” - Winnipeg Free Press
4 STARS “Clearly connects with her audience...a solid bet” - CBC Manitoba
“Hilarious show...pithy and hilarious observations about getting older” - Georgia Straight Vancouver

 
Show Info:
45 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Storytelling

Audience:
General
Warnings: Mild Language
Thu July 19 2:00 PM
Fri July 20 10:30 PM
Sun July 22 5:15 PM
Tue July 24 12:00 PM
Wed July 25 8:45 PM
Thu July 26 12:15 PM
Fri July 27 10:30 PM
Sat July 28 7:00 PM

Old-ish

GoodSide Productions—Red River College – Roblin Centre

Susan Freedman tells it like it is. She is a lady in her 70’s with a biting humour and grace. Loaded with an arsenal of stories from her past she weaves a story about coming to terms with ones age. With an amazing attitude and an incredible amount of sass, she is now who I strive to be in my coming years.

I loved her ‘take no crap’ attitude. I came into this thinking at 25 the material would be literally beyond my years, boring, and slow. She was anything but those three things. I found the concept of coming to terms with death relatable, she was hysterical, and she had snappy fast paced dialogue. I never would have gone to this show normally but I’m glad I did! She epitomizes this years mantra of ‘take a chance’. Shes a seasoned pro who knows what she’s doing and you won’t be sad you saw this piece. Definitely a hidden gem of the fest.

Kaitlyn Kriss


Old-ish

GoodSide Productions—Red River College – Roblin Centre

I have a personal motto which I say all the time, and live by: “Life’s too short…” followed by whatever phrase I deem appropriate. Examples include, “Life’s too short to drink shitty wine”; “Life’s too short to eat shitty food”; “Life’s too short to worry about what other people think”; and a plethora of others. Honestly, life IS too short to have regrets.

That’s the essence of this dialogue as the actor journeys through the golden years of life. Susan Freedman delivers her message easily and smoothly—and it’s a message we all should heed. While the message is wise, the show itself is rather limited in humour. There’s no real plot development, twist, then denouement. Essentially, it’s a series of personal stories with a wrapper that life’s short, don’t waste it—like the kind of advice you’d tell your grandkids before they go to bed.

Ray Yuen


GoodSide Productions

Old-ish—Red River College – Roblin Centre

Old-ish, my 5th one woman comedy, really is about aging and death. When I say it’s WAY funnier – I realize it doesn’t have to be That funny to achieve the goal! Anyway – people are laughing and seem to be having a great time at it. My previous four shows got terrific reviews across Canada and the Winnipeg Free Press says about Old-ish: “Freedman sparkles… instantly likeable…engaging storyteller. You don’t need to be oldish to appreciate Old-ish”.