NYTB: "Second Coming of Age" from EMPTYNESTERHOOD Video of NYTB: "Second Coming of Age" from EMPTYNESTERHOOD Listen to a song from Lauren Taslitz ’79’s new musical Comment ArchivesTed Fishman '80 Says: 2014-11-11 16:09:49 Always knew Lauren is brilliant, and a brilliant inspiration. But it's nice to see and hear how her great tune and moving, clever lyrics sound when delivered by a great cast of singers. Lauren, I now expect that everything smart you have to say gets a similar treatment. One troubling note: The singer who complains about her advanced age is half my own, with perfect skin that owes nothing to science. What gives? Patty Shaw Sprague '80 Says: 2014-11-11 16:53:17 This is a wonderful rendition of a signature song from Lauren's funny and affecting show, "After They've Gone" (the title's gone through a few different lives, just like all of us ...). These talented and YOUNG ladies deliver beautifully, but I have to say that the opportunity to perform the show at Reunions as authentic "emptynesters" facing a new stage of life was an extraordinary experience. This show really speaks to our generation, and I hope hope hope it will be performed to large audiences, who WILL LOVE IT! Kudos to Maestra Lauren! Sarah Porter Waterbury '79 Says: 2014-11-12 09:42:48 I agree with Patty! One of the neat things about this show is that it showcases elder folks, like us! :) (Although these young girls sing so beautifully, have to admit!) It is so very clever -- that won't surprise any of you who know Lauren. I can't wait to see it up in lights here in the city! Fabulous talent in Class of '79. Yay! Jenny Rankin '79 Says: 2014-11-12 16:42:52 I love the song, the musical and most of what comes out of Lauren's creative head. Funny, moving, thought-provoking and lyrical, thanks, Lauren! Dave Foster '79 Says: 2014-11-13 14:51:04 LOVED this song (and the whole show) when performed at our 35th last May, and LOVE hearing it again now -- with quality earbuds, no less. Can't wait to see it on stage, with all the full-blown production bells and whistles it deserves. What an amazing classmate we have in Lauren! Andy Fies '79 Says: 2014-11-14 10:31:58 Lauren's song so nicely captures mixed feelings of trepidation and commitment. I hope I can wind up as clear-eyed as her characters do when our family reaches "emptynesterhood"! Seeing her show at Reunions was a terrific, touching experience, and I know MANY MANY people will feel the same when it hits the stage. Ellis Waller '59 Says: 2014-11-14 16:21:33 At Reunions this year I saw both the Triangle Show and "Emptynesterhood." As a Triangle alum, I preferred "Emptynesterhood." I tried to get the Forward Theater in Madison, WI, to produce it. They read it and liked it, but won't be doing a musical for three more years. Lauren's work is fresh, funny, and familiar for those of us with empty nests.