Question: When you were younger, what was something you really wanted to do?
Answer: I always wanted to act and be in plays. Fortunately, my husband received a job offer in Omaha and I found the wonderful Omaha Community Playhouse. I received a part in the first play I tried out for. When asked what play I most enjoyed, I would say, probably playing Portia in “Julius Caesar.”
In live theater, no two nights are quite the same. In one instance, I was on stage alone and the character who was to enter…did not. Quick dress changes caused forgotten zippers and amusing moments.
As a teenager, Peter Fonda lived in Omaha and, of course, did a play. I read with him for a part which I did not get. A huge disappointment!
Two plays on Sunday and late-night dress rehearsals were the usual. Exhausting, but fun.
Having carried a doll on stage for a part in one play, I carried our own 3 month-old baby daughter for the “curtain call.” The audience was shocked, but delighted to see a real baby. – Joan Snyder, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills
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The above photo and text are part of a year-long project we call We Are Friendship Village. We are posting these photos and brief interviews to our website’s blog section every day as we talk with residents at Friendship Village Chesterfield and Friendship Village Sunset Hills. The idea is to give a short introduction to the residents who make up our wonderful senior living communities and give you a peek at something you might not know about them!
After a year of gathering interviews and photos, we will publish A BOOK featuring all the great residents who participated. AND PARTICIPANTS get A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK! During this year, we will also be sharing these photos and stories on Facebook and other social media such as Instagram, so look for them and please follow the hashtag #WeAreFriendshipVillage to stay current with the project!
We think it’s a great chance to share a bit about who we are! Residents’ participation takes less than ten minutes, so it won’t take much time to be a part of it and we think everyone will enjoy getting to know their neighbors and friends a little bit better!
If interested in participating (or know someone else who might be), feel free to give us a call at (314) 270-7837 or email at [email protected] or drop by the marketing suites in Sunset Hills or Chesterfield. We have 365 of these to do over the course of the year, so everyone is welcome!
We look forward to seeing you as we get to share insights about the senior living residents who are making our Friendship Village retirement communities so great!