The annual PSC theater party is being organized this year for a matinee performance on Sunday, February 2. Jointly sponsored by the Retirees Chapter and the Women’s Committee, tickets for this event are only $20. You can purchase tickets by sending a check payable to “Working Theater” for $20 per ticket, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to Marcia Newfield at the PSC, 61 Broadway, 15th floor, New York, NY 10006.
Theater Gets Political
The play is Mercy Killers, a one-person show by the writer and actor Michael Milligan. Here’s how the Working Theater describes it: “Joe loves apple pie, Rush Limbaugh and his wife, Jane. He is blue-collar, made in the USA and proud, but when his wife gets sick and loses her insurance, his patriotic feelings are turned upside down.” The show examines “the uniquely American experience of losing your health in the land of plenty” and what it means to live “a life with dignity.”
The play won the Fringe First Award in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It has received strong reviews here in New York City, and opened in California to an enthusiastic reaction from members of the California Nurses Association and other audiences.
The Stage praised Milligan’s “shattering monologue” about “the tenuous security and quality of life of working-class people in the US,” while Broadway Baby called the show “one man theater at its very best…a wonderfully executed piece of political theater.”
Join us for the PSC theater party on Sunday, February 2, at 3:00 pm at the Stella Adler Studio Theater, at 31 West 27th Street, 2F, followed by a discussion with the playwright. To attend, send in your check (address in the first paragraph). Be sure to order your tickets as soon as possible.