By Bruce Graham. Directed by Deb Note-Farwell
IN MEMORY OF CHARLIE HATCHETTE AND HIS ADVOCACY FOR DEATH WITH DIGNITY
VIDEO:Director of Photography and Video Editing-Steve Finnestead; Written, Directed, VO, Sound Design-Jay Benedict Brown
“The Outgoing Tide” is a sensitive, timely drama with touching humor that brings to the stage an end-of-life situation for Gunner Concannon (played by Jonathan Farwell), an endearing, straight-talking funny guy, who is lovable for his flaws. He has concocted a “crazy” plan to ensure his family’s security before Alzheimer’s disease completely takes away his mind and any opportunity to finish his life on his terms. He meets with resistance from his wife Peg, which places their adult son Jack in the middle of the conflict.
Set in autumn on Chesapeake Bay, they must come to a meeting of the minds and hearts before the tide—both literally and fi guratively—goes out.
Thursdays @ 6:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 2:30pm
On Sunday, October 4, please join us for a free, in-depth, panel discussion (following the Sunday matinee, lasting 60+ minutes) with the Alzheimer’s Association.
That panel will include:
- Roland Halpern of Compassion & Choices
- Joann Ginal, State Representative, sponsor of “Death with Dignity” legislation
- Laura Pritchett, author of “Stars Go Blue”
- Dr. Douglas Ishii, Alzheimer’s researcher
- Katie Fahrenbruch, M. Ed., Regional Director of the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will moderate
The patrons attending the show on Oct 4th are ensured a seat for the panel discussion. There may be a limited number of seats available for patrons not attending the Oct 4th show. Those will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door before the panel.
Check back here and on Facebook for information on related Alzheimer’s Association and “Death With Dignity” events.
Look for Bas Bleu at WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association
Bittersweet Park, Greeley
Saturday, October 3rd