Though recent years have seen a promising increase in diversity onstage, the sad fact remains that female performers face a precipitous drop in opportunities as they grow older, even those with exceptional skills honed over long and illustrious careers. Rather than accepting this status quo, PRIME Productions has launched with the express goal of fostering stage involvement for women over 50, and developing roles that reflect issues relatable to older audiences. As evidenced by the company’s inaugural show, the regional premiere of playwright Steven Carl McCasland’s Little Wars, PRIME doesn’t intend to let the seriousness of its mission stand in the way of some boisterous irreverence. Set in the French mountains during WWII, the work features inimitable female authors Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Agatha Christie, and Muriel Gardiner as they gather for a dinner party. Quick-witted banter grows increasingly confessional as the festivities continue. For tickets and more info, visit www.primeprods.org.