Please join us at 5:00 p.m., February 25 in room B-430 of the Rayburn House Office Building for a performance of The Actual Dance.
About The Actual Dance:
Audiences call The Actual Dance: "Wonderful and insightful...brilliant...eloquent...absorbing,moving and very beautiful"
Dance is a play written and performed by Sam Simon. It is a dramatic
exploration of the emotional and spiritual journey of confronting the
possibility of being with the person you have loved most in the world
through the end of life. In the spring of 2000, Sam's wife Susan was
diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. That diagnosis and subsequent
treatments took both of them on a roller coaster ride that moved from
elation to despair and back again. The Actual Dance is a presentation of
that ride from Sam's perspective.
performance is followed by a talk-back, a time when the audience gets to
verbalize their own feelings and reaction not only to the play but to
their own journey and experiences. Audiences have included members of the
public, churches and synagogues, medical professionals including nurses
and physicians, clergy, staff of cancer support organization and those
who themselves of their loved ones are going through illness.
Comfort and strength comes through the verbalization
of the experience
- Disruptive Women in Health Care
- National Consumers League
- Life with Cancer
- New York City Partnerships for Family Caregiving Corps
- Collegiate Churches
- Society's for Women's Health Research
- Oncology Nursing Society