Mercy Killers: Politically-Charged Health-Care Drama
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The last date listed for Mercy Killers was Sunday November 3, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Currently at American Theater Company:
- Full Price:
- $35.00 - $40.00
- Our Price:
- $17.50 - $20.00
This annual recreation of a 1940s radio broadcast of It's a Wonderful Life has become a Chicago holiday tradition. And after 12 years, that tradition just got better. This year, under the first-time direction of PJ Paparelli, the show will include new Foley sound effects and vintage 1940s-style commercial breaks. Adapted from the classic Jimmy Stewart-Donna Reed film, It's a Wonderful Life takes us back to Bedford Falls, where down-on-his-luck do-gooder George Bailey meets an angel who shows him the heartwarming truth about the crucial effect he has on the lives of those around him. To bring the show to life, American Theater Company transforms its intimate space into an actual 1940s radio studio, where actors will take to the microphones in period wardrobe and perform for both the (fictional) listening public and the (real) live audience. Bring the kids and capture the true holiday spirit. Free milk and cookies are served after every performance. Learn More
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Hard to watch at times, this one-man show puts a human face on the hard choices we face when life-saving medical care is placed beyond reach by financial realities and those same realities threaten our sense of self and personal values. Gripping stuff!
There will be a talkback hosted by the Illinois Single Payer Coalition after every performance to promote dialogue around the issue of healthcare cost in the United States.
About the Ticket Supplier: American Theater Company
American Theater Company is an ensemble of artists committed to producing new and classic American stories that ask the question: "What does it mean to be an American?" ATC provide a truly intimate home for the community to experience meaningful stories. ATC fosters a nurturing environment for artists to take risks and create essential work.