“ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING is a show guaranteed to inspire you to live life to the fullest.” Broadway World Check All Reviews
“Ms. Lipari is my new hero.” All About The Stage Check All Reviews
“Her swag is infectious...” All About The Stage Check All Reviews
“Like her spiky hair, she pokes wide jabs at the hypothesis and does it with style, humor and grace.” All About The Stage Check All Reviews
“At times hilarious, at times waxing a bit philosophical as she reminisces, Lipari takes us on a fast-paced trip we can all enjoy.” Pasadena Independent Check All Reviews
“Lipari’s performance is polished, but personal, engaging the audience to identify with her life stories and to take heart for their own journeys.” Big Island Music Mag Check All Reviews
“Watching Activities of Daily Living moved me to laughter, tears, deep reminiscing of my own life of stories, and left me yearning for more.” Katy Sloane Check All Reviews
“She creates a new genre with this show.” Paul Dini Check All Reviews
“This is a must-see show! Brilliant, funny, touching and captivating.” Alex Gansa Check All Reviews
“I was blown away. Her stories are mesmerizing.” Terry Davis Check All Reviews
“Joanna Lipari will make you laugh and cry and see yourself through her one woman tour de force Activities of Daily Living.” Catherine Bach Check All Reviews
Activities of Daily Living
When her Medicare card arrived with a special senior citizen “invisibility cloak,” one woman fought back. Incorporating innovative animation, Activities of Daily Living uses hilarious and poignant stories to weave together the threads of a life lived – and one that is hardly invisible. From noted LA stage director and TV writer, Kevin Larkin: “Proving that life is not just wasted on the young, Joanna Lipari’s brilliant solo show, Activities of Daily Living, guided by Beth Dunnington’s spot-on direction, faces the hard realities of (dare I say) aging? Lipari’s journey will stay with you. It is as much your story as hers.”
Written and performed by Joanna Lipari
Prologue/I Chase Ghosts
Activities of Daily Living, a Geriatric Assessment
“The first time I was suspended from school, I was in kindergarten…”
How to make a buck…
Reel-to-reel tapes…and when they end.
“If I can chase the evil poltergeist from my brain…”
Once I Had A Secret Love
Auditioning can be tough on the body.
Coming of age and the wrong we do.
The Story That’s Hard To Write
It was great while it lasted.
Space is Vast
The remembrance of passion.
“I was a modern American woman. My life was eons removed from voodoo…I still don’t know if it was black magic or bad luck.”
Angels are everywhere—and they will find you.
When you get lost in a parking garage, the adventure begins…
“It seems that each of us is a tiny twig that falls from the universal tree. Little twigs, let’s band together.”
Water Runs Over Me
“Water runs over me and through me
to bring forth a wellness that gives me strength…”
What People Are Saying
Broadway World 2/18/2020
All About the Stage 2/20/2020
Pasadena Independent 2/14/2020
Big Island Music Mag 2/14/2020
|January 11-12, 2020||2PM, 7PM||Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, Hawai’i||Past event|
|February 7-23, 2020||2:30PM, 8PM||Sierra Madre Playhouse, Sierra Madre, CA||Past event|
|Long INTERMISSION due to COVID|
|August 3-29, 2022||1:45PM daily||The Scotsman Theatre in The Gilded Balloon||Contact The Gilded Balloon|