Extraordinary (The Extraordinary Life Of An Ordinary Woman) by Jim Betts
Extraordinary (The Extraordinary Life Of An Ordinary Woman) is a one-act 2-actor musical about a woman celebrating her 90th birthday. What is unusual about this particular celebration, however, is that she has invited her 18-year old self to join the party. She hopes to be reminded of the hopes and dreams she had at 18, but is instead faced with the many choices, and perhaps compromises, she has made throughout her life. She set out as a young woman to become “extraordinary”. What she discovers is that, despite her life not having unfolded as she had expected, she has become extraordinary in ways she had never anticipated.
Cast: 2 actors
Female roles: 2
Running time: 55 minutes
Keywords: Seniors, Aging, Self-Esteem
Samples of the songs are available at jimbetts.ca
A full Piano/Vocal score is available on request.