03/21

Ageless, by Bridgette Dutta Portman

Event Registration

Arts at the Buck – A reading of the speculative-fiction play

Ageless

March 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- Wine reception: 6:30-7
- Show 7-9
- Q&A with Playwright 9-9:30
Buck Institute
8001 Redwood Blvd
Novato, California 94945

Ninety is the new thirty at the turn of the 22nd century. When Marin refuses to take the anti-aging drug celebrated by the rest of society, she invokes her mother’s ire and risks becoming marginalized in a culture that worships youth, denies death, and treats old age as a malady. As Marin’s choice begins to affect not only her but the people she loves, will she find the strength to hold out, or succumb to social pressure?

The Buck Institute is proud to present a reading of the play Ageless, which had its world premiere in San Francisco in 2017. As playwright Bridgette Dutta Portman explains,“Ageless was inspired, in part, by a philosophical question I think everyone has asked themselves at one time or other- ‘if I could choose to live forever, would I do it ? The characters in the world of Ageless are not immortal, but they are eternally youthful. I wanted to explore what the absence of aging would do to people’s understanding of and relationship with death, both on a societal and an individual psychological level. Is aging, and mortality itself, something to be transcended, or is it something so intrinsically part of what it means to be human that to eliminate it would have unintended negative effects?” The play will be followed by a question and answer session with the playwright for what is sure to be a provocative event.

Directions

The Buck Institute is located 25 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco Airport/San Francisco/South Bay:

  • Take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

Berkeley/Oakland/Oakland International Airport:

  • Take Highway 80 to Highway 580 West, and cross the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge
  • Take 580 until it merges with Highway 101 North in San Rafael
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

From Sonoma County, take Highway 101 South:

  • Take the first Novato exit (Atherton/San Marin Drive)
  • Turn right at the stoplight, and stay in the right lane
  • Take an immediate right onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

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