Local is lead in original play

Julie Eisenhower

Local is lead in original play

Six years ago, four seniors who met at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCSD decided to take on the project of writing an original musical play from scratch. Through many creative brainstorming sessions, they came up with the idea of writing about something similar to what they were doing. They wrote it about people living in an upscale senior living community who decide to write and stage an original musical to show that they’re still vital.

Scripps Ranch resident Julie Eisenhower plays the female lead character.

The show, “Something in Preserve,” will be performed at the North Coast Repertory Theater on Nov. 17, 8 p.m. at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, in Solana Beach.

The story line includes a budding romance between a widower who’s willing to love again and a widow who is afraid to set herself up for possible pain again after dealing with the long illness of her late husband. Another man and woman who are friends and attracted to each other cannot go forward because of his loyalty to a wife he still loves. 

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