Tuesday, July 26, 2011
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine will present a free performance of "Theater of War," an innovative public health theater program that explores the impacts of war on service members, their families, caregivers and the community, through the experience of ancient Greek characters. This event is free and open to all Mayo staff, students, patients and the community. Veterans, their families and caregivers are encouraged to attend.
WHO: "Breaking Bad" star Giancarlo Esposito and Guthrie Theater actors Ansa Akyea, Sarah Agnew and John Catron will perform.
WHAT: "Theater of War" is a dramatic reading from the ancient Greek plays "Ajax" and "Philoctetes," written by the dramatist Sophocles. The program explores the psychological and physical injuries inflicted by war upon warriors, and those who care for them. A panel discussion follows the performance where attendees can share their experiences and interact with panelists. "Theater of War" is the brainchild of Bryan Doerries, artistic director of Outside the Wire, LLC, a social impact performance company.
WHERE: Phillips Hall, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Ave. S.W.
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. Reserve seats by July 29, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This performance is made possible through the generosity of the Jack Taylor Family Foundation in honor of Joseph Kiely, M.D. More information is available online. The Center for Humanities in Medicine supports Mayo Clinic's primary value, the needs of the patient come first, by integrating the arts and human culture into the healing environment.
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