Mindy Fradkin’s message is loud and clear: you may not look the same as you did at 20, but you are still the same person.
Too often, when we hit a certain age, we become invisible, especially in Hollywood. Fradkin has made sure that wouldn’t happen to her. An artist, she adorns herself with plenty of color, and she is plenty visible.
Her show consists of a monologue of anecdotes, films, music and audience participation. Usually accompanied by her Grammy-winning ex-husband Roland Mousaa, or “was-band” as she lovingly calls him, Fradkin was on her own last Friday night in Hollywood, which may have been the reason for a notable lack of energy. Still, we walked away inspired by her tales.
The audience is asked for alternatives to the terms “elderly” and “senior citizen.” Fradkin suggests, “vintage,” defined as “high quality.” Semantics aside, this is a show is for all age groups.
Fradkin is also founder of the “Smile Revolution,” and as Princess Wow, travels the world to make things better, one smile at a time, delighting children of all ages from 1 to 107.
We need to spread the word that no matter how old, everyone has something to offer.
“Ageless Wonders: A Grown Up Kids Guide to Growing Newer” was on stage as part of the Hollywood Fringe festival in The OMR Theater at Complex Hollywood. “Ageless Wonders” has also been selected for United Solo Festival, Off Broadway, NYC on Wednesday, September 26 at 3:30pm. Visit UnitedSolo.org/us/agelesswonders-2018 to learn more.