Silver Linings Productions

Cincinnati, OH

Gilligan’s Island meets Waiting for Godot in memory care.

Dementia is no laughing matter—but between the tears, we need to laugh. CASTAWAYS was born as a tribute to Mary Ann and Ginger, two female icons of my youth, and to our elders marooned in memory care, waiting and hoping for rescue. We all know someone on that island.

Category: Play

Tags: comedy, existential, dementia

Rating: All Ages

Venue: Art Academy Room 404

Please note there is no late seating for this production. All ticket sales are final, and Cincinnati Fringe Festival does not offer exchanges or refunds.

Artist Bio

Liz Coley, Cincinnati playwright, has been produced across the US, in London, in Japan, and online. She produced a local writers’ showcase “Next Stage Nine” in 2021. CASTAWAYS first played at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. Our local team, Silver Linings Productions, was assembled by director Gina Kleesatel. Most recently Gina produced and directed the fully shadow-translated “Deaf Republic” in collaboration with Pones and Cincinnati State.

Past Fringe Credits

(2022) San Diego International Fringe Festival , CASTAWAYS (Liz Coley playwright/producer)
(2011) To and Fro and Back and Forth, Cincy Fringe (Gina Kleesatel, director)
(2012) A Hands on Guide to the Apocalypse, Cincy Fringe (Gina Kleesatel, director)
(2012-17) 7 Fringe Next shows (Gina Kleesatel, production supervisor)