Radiation: A Month of Sun-Days
Carver Center Studio Series Drama
AN EXCITING NEW PROGRAM! The Carver Center Studio Series allows the Civic to expand upon its mission to produce a diverse spectrum of theatre of the highest quality. This series was designed to develop new, innovative, and emotionally compelling works within an intentionally intimate space in hopes of fostering a more thoughtful, empathetic and connected community.
The Civic is proud to be collaborating with the West Michigan Cancer Center to present this original work by local playwrights Deborah Ann Percy and Arnold Johnston. This hour-long one-act dramatizes the experience of Barb Brunetti, a woman going through a five-day per week 33-day radiation protocol for breast cancer, and other women she encounters during that time. Almost all of the play takes place in the small room where women wait their turn for radiation treatment. Because the breast is not a vital organ or located in a difficult place to radiate, Barb's treatment may not be as painful or as harrowing as it is for some of the other patients in the waiting room, but it's still scary. During the 33 days covered by the play, the audience encounters both the ordinary and extraordinary aspects of these women's lives, and sees the grace, courage, and humor with which they face cancer's insidious challenge.
Barb Brunetti - MARISSA HARRINGTON
Tech One - GUY HAUKE +
Lana - SHARON WILLIAMS
SUE ANN - LISA GRACE +
Frances - AMY J. LYNCH +
Tech Two - SHANNON FLECKENSTEIN *
Amy - SHARON WEISSMANN +
Randy - PEDRO HOGAN
Mary - JANET GOVER +
Phoebe - STEFANI BISHOP
Jenny - KRISTA KATROVAS
Rose Ellen - LEA CHEVALIER
* Denotes Civic Debut | + Denotes Academy of Theatre Arts Student
Director - EMILY CAMPBELL BEREZOWSKY
Scenic Designer - KATIE TULIN
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - BARBARA B. MOELAART
Lighting/Sound/SFX/Projection Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - RYAN WHEELER
Friday, October 6th at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 7th at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, October 8th at 2:00pm
Friday, October 13th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, October 14th at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 15th at 2:00pm
Radiation: A Month of Sun-Days deals frankly with death, cancer treatment, and with the physical and emotional trials one must cope with while undergoing a 33-day radiation protocol for breast cancer and would be best appreciated by prepared high school students and adults.
Why We Chose This Show
Award winning local playwrights, Deb and Arnie Johnston, have crafted an honest and touching look at the day to day reality of cancer treatment and the lasting friendships made in the waiting room of a radiation treatment facility. We felt that this play provided an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer treatment and the many lives it touches during breast cancer awareness month as well as tell this powerful story in the intimate setting of the Carver Studio Series.
Peanut-based products may be used in this production.
The Carver Center Studio
426 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Carver Center Studio are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Tanisha L. Pyron