Courtesy of Enid Davis
The Wise Owl Players includes, front row, from left: Jane Stefani, Enid Davis and Sandra O’Neal. Back: Bob Johnson, Graceann Johnson, Katherine Chappelear, Ellin Klor, Michelle Diederich and Mary-Jo Lomax. Not pictured: Linda White.
Spending their Monday afternoons practicing alternate personas, participants in Los Altos resident Enid Davis’ Having Fun with Monologues class hone their acting skills in advance of auditions for the Wise Owl Players’ next performance.
The Wise Owl Players, sponsored by the Palo Alto-based nonprofit Avenidas, offers drama classes for adults ages 50 and up. The troupe previously produced “Animal Farm,” George Orwell’s novel adapted by Ian Wooldridge, and Davis’ “Deleted.,” a comedy about a support group for fictional characters deleted from their authors’ manuscripts. The group’s mission is to foster social connections, personal growth and self-esteem, as well as to demonstrate the richness seniors bring to the community.