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A Riveting Drama about the US Health Care Crisis
Friday Nov 8
Tickets are $10.
For more information, call (916) 751-2450 or (916) 435-9760.
Doors open at 6:00
A thought provoking new play, Mercy Killers, (www.MercyKillersThePlay.com), written by Broadway actor and playwright Michael Milligan, will be performed at the Del Oro High School Auditorium, 3301 Taylor Road, Loomis, November 8, 2013, 6 p.m. Milligan was inspired to write the topical one-man play after hearing horror stories from the uninsured, many of whom suffer financial tragedies on top of chronic illnesses.
The play examines these themes by focusing on Joe, a man being interrogated by the police over the death of his terminally ill wife. Joe is a working-class American man sympathetic to the Tea Party movement and the libertarian convictions of self-reliance and the free market. When his cancer-stricken wife loses her health insurance and they become trapped in the labyrinth of the privatized healthcare system.
Milligan has appeared in several Broadway shows including “August: Osage County” “La Bete,” and “Jerusalem.” While studying at Juilliard he won the John Houseman Prize for excellence in classical drama. Michael has performed at many of the Nation’s leading regional theaters such including the Guthrie, Westport Playhouse, McCarter Theater, The Shakespeare Theater, The Folger, and many more.
Mercy Killers is the 2013 Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival. Broadway Baby calls it “on-man theatre at its very best.”