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diagnosing the present

April 18-May 3, 2009
Richmond Shepard Theatre
309 E. 26th Street, NYC

The Living and What Happens to Women Here
in repertory
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Tickets: $18
$15 with canned food donation for GMHC
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From the dark days of the bubonic plague to America’s current medical care crisis, history has proven time and again that one’s health is much more than a personal matter. Politicized, bureaucratized and monetarily valued, the condition of our physique is the most intimate,yet most socially wide-reaching measure of our species. In the context of the current war raging over universal health coverage, how much is a society responsible for the well-being of its members? For Stone Soup’s eighth season, the company plans to tackle one of America’s most heated debates - the care of human body.


The Living

By Anthony Clarvoe
Directed by Elyzabeth Gorman
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A plague spreads through a community declared by the government to be perverts and sinners, decimating a generation. In The Living, neighbors reveal the best and worst in themselves, courageously rebelling against fear and certain loss or  turning their back on despair and suffering.
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Performance Schedule:
Saturday, April 18 at 8pm
Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm
Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
Saturday, April 25 at 2pm and 8pm
Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
Saturday, May 2 at 2pm and 8pm

Cast: Musa Bacon, Brian Byus, Eric Eisenbrey, Rachel Handshaw, Abe Koogler, Gregory Lay, Kevin Mitchell, Joy Notoma, Al Patrick Jo and Sarah Todes.

Production Team: Jonathan Cottle, Set Design; Evan Purcell, Lighting Design; David Moyer, Costume Design; and Martha Goode, Sound Designer.

What Happens to Women Here

a new play
By Ben Trawick-Smith
Directed by Amy Kaissar
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A man forgotten by history: Ignaz Semmelweis. If not for his talent for making powerful enemies, it would be a household name.   What Happens to Women Here puts medicine, class, and gender under a microscope, examining one man's obsession to uncover the cause of mysterious deaths ... only to to be undone by his own madness.
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Performance Schedule:
Sunday, April 19 at 3pm
Tuesdsay, April 21 at 7pm
Friday, April 24 at 8pm
Sunday, April 26 at 3pm
Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm
Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm
Friday, May 1 at 8pm
Sunday, May 3 at 3pm

Cast: Jennifer Boehm, Ellen DiStasi*, DR Mann Hanson, Daryl Lathon*, Morgan Nichols, Kirsta Peterson, Eric Rice*, Erika Robel, and Maria Schirmer. *Member AEA, Equity Approved Showcase

Production Team: Jonathan Cottle, Set Design; Evan Purcell, Lighting Design; Jessica Lustig, Costume Design; William Neal, Sound Design

artwork by Chris Soria

photo by Nadine Friedman