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2 Women, 2 Stories: Aging with Power, Grace and Humor

2 Women, 2 Stories: Aging with Power, Grace and Humor


Thursday November 15, 2018
Ed Roberts Campus


What’s What Productions presents 2 Women, 2 Stories —Two solo performances about the trials and tribulations of aging, such as menopause, care-taking older parents and all the funny and moving moments that happen along the way.

In What’s Wrong with a Mouse? Vicki works to heal a 20-year rift with her father, who disowned her for being queer. As Vicki cares for her father during his final days, she travels back in time with humor and heart.

In What’s My Age Again? Merry travels through the unknown terrain of peri-menopause introducing her grandmother, mother, and daughters through hilarious and poignant stories, that range from stand-up comedy to self-revelatory performance.

Merry Ross is a drama therapist, teacher, actor, and director. Her last one woman show, Body Language was performed at the Marsh in San Francisco almost 20 years ago. A long-term performing member of Living Arts Playback Theatre ensemble, Merry taught theater at Laney College for 10 years where she directed, produced and acted in The Vagina Monologues. She performed her highly regarded one-woman show, What’s My Age Again? for standing ovation crowds at various Bay Area locations as well as SF Fringe, New York Fringe and Santa Cruz Fringe festivals and at the London Women’s Theater Festival. Her greatest joy is performing with her partner in crime, Vicki Dello Joio.


Vicki Dello Joio
 is a performer, workshop facilitator and speaker. Author of The Way of Joy and founder of Way of Joy Qigong™, Vicki also teaches programs in Rock Star Speaking & Story-telling.  A founding member of the women’s theater company, Common Threads, which toured in Europe in the mid-eighties, Vicki recently completed a run of her acclaimed one-woman show,What’s Wrong with a Mouse to sold out shows and rave reviews at Fringe Festivals in Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Ne York City as well as runs at the L.A. Women’s Theater Festival. She has directed and performed in numerous shows in the Bay Area and has been a member of the Living Arts Playback Theater for 20 years. Performing with her performance partner, Merry Ross, continues to be a highlight in her life.

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We would like to thank our forum sponsors, venue sponsor, the Ed Roberts Campus, and our premier season sponsors, the Rhoda Goldman Plaza and the Stupski Foundation.

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