Assistance League takes ‘Show on the Road’ to assisted living facilities

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It’s a swirl of activity at Assistance League of Diablo Valley headquarters in Walnut Creek, as actors rehearse the new original play “Dorothy Revisits the Land of Oz.”

It’s a fun update on the familiar “Wizard of Oz” storyline, once again whisking Dorothy and Toto away from Kansas for a reunion with their old pals in Oz. And it quickly becomes apparent that a lot has happened since their last visit.

For one thing, the Tin Man has opened a recycling business. And the once cowardly Lion is just content to sleep now that he doesn’t have to be afraid all the time. Then there’s the Scarecrow, who is looking to get hitched.

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