Wrinkles, crow’s feet, and gray hair
are synonymous with growing old. Some women flock to doctors
for Botox, a wrinkle-eliminating protein injected under the
skin, simply to rid themselves of these signs of aging.
Some, on the other hand, embrace aging wholeheartedly, and this
was the attitude of the popular theatre production, Aging is
Not for Sissies.
Written by Dr. Pratibha Eastwood,67, a psychologist by profession
and author of Nine Windows to Wholeness, this play is about “real
stories told by real women,” presented monologue style.
Eastwood said she hopes the play will expose the public to the
wonders and issues of aging. “It is about giving these
women a voice and what a touching and poignant voice it is,” Eastwood
The play came to HPU by popular demand, delighting more than
200 fans who were unable to get a seat at its last performance,
according to Terry Olival, who wrote the press release for the
Two 80-minute, no-intermission performances of Aging is Not for
Sissies were staged at the Paul & Vi Loo Theatre on HPU’s
windward campus Feb. 16 and 17.