This poignant drama by Michael Cristofer provides rare insight into the lives of three families dealing with cancer after treatment options have been exhausted. The play takes place over a twenty-four hour period in three cabins that are part of a large hospital complex. All three have agreed to allow the hospital to chronicle their end-of-life experience through interviews, to give the medical community a better understanding of the issues patients and families face.
This moving play takes an honest look into the devastating consequences of losing a loved one to a terminal disease, but also celebrates the importance of the family and living life to its fullest.
"The Shadow Box" opened on Broadway at the Morosco Theater in 1977, where it earned both a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The subject matter may be too intense for children less than 12 years of age.
Dates: May 7, 8 and 9, 7:30pm at the Performing Arts Center
Senior Citizens Preview Performance: May 6, 7:00pm.
Ticket prices: Adults, $6.00; Students, $4.00.
All seats are general admission and are available at the door.