Finding Humor at the Precipice of 50

Annabelle Gurwitch wrote and performs “I See You Made an Effort,” at the Temple Theater through March 12. Photo by Ed Krieger

At the Temple Theater through March 12, comedic writer, actress and TV host Annabelle Gurwitch performs her one-woman, one-act show, “I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50,” based on her New York Times best-selling book of the same name.

Gurwitch is perhaps best known for her years as the co-host of “Dinner and a Movie” on TBS, and numerous years as a commentator on NPR. The show is set on the eve of a 50th birthday, and Annabelle is hounded by AARP, flummoxed by internet passwords, and wondering whether a declining 401(k) will force her to spend her Eileen Fisher years in an elder hostel in Uzbekistan.

Tickets start at $26, available here.

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