The Backyard Theater Ensemble is proud to bring you Michael Cristofer's Pulitzer Prize for best drama and Tony Award winning play, The Shadow Box.
A poignant play which deals with the lives of three separate groups of people living at a hospice in the woods of northern California.
The Tony and Pulitzer prize winning play by Michael Cristofer is influenced by Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross' seminal work On Death and Dying which deals with the 5 stages of grief a terminal patient goes through upon learning of their condition.
We watch as the families and patients exhibit and deal with anger, denial, depression, bargaining and finally acceptance. While the play deals with this series subject, it has lighter moments and humor, as they are an inherentpart of life and how we deal with the human condition and spirit. The play is finally an affirmation of life and living, reminding all of us how precious each moment and breath we take it. This is summed up in the line of one of the characters who says, "They tell you you're dying and you say all right. But if I am dying...I must still be alive. "
The Shadow Box will go up for TWO weekends in October, with SIX performances including two matinees, at Thomaston Opera House's Black Box theater.
October 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8:00pm
ALSO* October 14, 21 at 2:00pm
Tickets will only be available through the Thomaston Opera House box office, seating is limited to 45 seats a night, please be sure to order ahead of time.
To order your show tickets, please call the Box Office at 860-283-6250.
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The Backyard Theater Ensemble is thrilled to be working with Thomaston Opera House and Landmark Community Theater to bring you this production.