When we heard that Bill Thomas was working on a “non-fiction theatrical experience” we knew this would be a once in a lifetime chance to join a national conversation about what it means to age in today’s culture. From March 31st to June 6th we have visited 25 cities with Bill Thomas’ Second Wind Tour. It has been such an experience to be on the road touring with visionaries in elder care. But even more exciting were the discussions we had with attendees who want to change how we think about the aging process.
In two acts, the performance used a blend of the spoken word, innovative set design, film and music to stimulate a new conversation about aging, and to re-frame “life after adulthood” as an exciting stage of human growth and development.
The third act, as Bill Thomas told us, is up to us. That means it’s up to all of us to continue the national conversation the Second Wind Tour started. With the help of the people who participated in the tour, and all the others who know there’s need for change, we can change the misconception of what it means to age.
We are so thankful for the local support and the positive energy that came from the audience at every performance and every event. We can see now, more than ever, our country is ready for a new way to care for elders. We are thrilled to be a part of this journey.
If you couldn’t join us, you can get a glimpse of the show with this video.