Senior Outreach Theatre Program – Love and Armadillo Migration
Life Care Center of Charleston
2600 Elms Plantation Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29406
FREE • Seating is limited. Registration required; call 843-740-5854.
With a silly putty voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises, one-person showman, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and Marx Brother, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. One of the most sought after performing storytellers in the US, Andy is a perennial favorite of the Teller-in-Residence Program at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. He has also been a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival nine times. Love and Armadillo Migration is a theatrical storytelling performance centering around Andy’s primary character, Marguerite Van Camp, M.D., an 85-year-old, newly-minted physician keeping her finger on the pulse of the changing world around her in these United States and the New South.
After being widowed for a very long time, Marguerite has met a fellow named Ike. Ike, an organic farmer and beekeeper, has won Marguerite’s heart, much to her astonishment. What will her daughter, her jazz-playing granddaughter, or her friends in the Methodist Women’s Circle think? Most importantly, what will Marguerite’s long-dead husband think? The hilarious and heartwarming story touches on issues of aging, loyalty, family tension, inter-generational relationships, race relations, and social change, with four different songs interspersed throughout the telling.