WHAT MATTERS by Sue Schleifer
Haunted by a story of a woman dying alone in her apartment, Marie decides to write a book about medicine’s role at the end of life and how she and others might take control back into their own hands. Her fixation on death ensnares everyone in her orbit, including her nephew, her devoted best friend whose husband died too early, and her husband Peter, who wrestles with anxiety about his upcoming retirement. Marie is determined to confront her fears, plan her own peaceful end of life, and live fully once she determines what really matters.
Content Warning: Discussion of death and euthanization
WHAT IS MEMBER OPEN PLAY?
Member Open Play is a chance for member playwrights to gather online and by phone to read each other's plays aloud and respond with constructive feedback. The reading and responses are facilitated by a Playwrights' Center staff member. Attendees may be asked to read a role(s).
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