Laurie Metcalf and JoBeth Williams in The Quality of Life
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The last date listed for The Quality of Life was Sunday October 28, 2007 / 7:30pm.
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The first act of "Quality of Life" is terrific! The actors are outstanding.
The second act should be cut (lecture out). Make this play into a one act and you have an outstanding piece of theatre. I highly recommend this thought provoking work.
Dinah and Bill, a conservative Christian Midwestern couple who are still recovering from the loss of their daughter, have decided to visit their left-leaning cousins, Jeannette and Neil, who lost their house and everything they owned in a wildfire. Now living in a yurt on the scorched site of their former home, Neil faces a terminal illness with a pragmatic and grief-defying Zen approach.
When Dinah and Bill arrive for lunch, Jeannette and Neil’s stubborn equanimity is replaced by the perfect storm. The Quality of Life takes on tough socio-political questions and personalizes them with questions about morality, self-righteousness and our right to live and die by our own design.
Written and directed by Jane Anderson
Starring Laurie Metcalf, JoBeth Williams, Scott Bakula and Dennis Boutsikaris
This production is the world premiere of a Geffen-commissioned Play.