A touching, funny and poignant look at a woman’s decision to end cancer treatment.
PLAYWRIGHT Anat Gov | TRANSLATOR Maraglit Rodgers
DIRECTOR Guy Ben-Aharon | FEATURING Nancy E. Carroll*, Maureen Keiller*, Will LeBow*, Karen MacDonald* | DIALOGUE Dr. Daphne Hogan-Kaas
From the playwright who brought you the Smash-Hit Comedy, Oh God, experience Anat Gov’s Happy Ending. “To be or not to be. That is not the question. The question is how to be.” Anat Gov does the unthinkable: making a comedy out of cancer. Talia, a diva of the stage, arrives at an oncology clinic to begin a series of treatments in order to prolong her life. She arrives and meets three incredible women—a feisty Holocaust survivor, a middle-aged, hippy divorcée, and a young Orthodox woman—who make her rethink her life. This encounter brings up what awaits her, and she decides to let go of treatment and embrace the end. After its debut in 2012, Anat Gov died herself, but she wouldn’t let you stop laughing.
Happy Ending will be performed as part of Israeli Stage’s November Birthday Celebration
Anat Gov passed away in December 2012 after a long battle with cancer, leaving a significant imprint on Israeli theatre with six plays: Best Friends, Lysistrata, Househusband, Oh God, A Warm Family and Happy Ending. Israeli Stage: readings of Best Friends and Oh God, and full production of Oh God.
Dr Daphne Hogan-Kaas, is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hopsital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School+ More... - Less...
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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