Alison Whittaker's Vital Signs, a Solo Play About Hospital Life
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The last date listed for Alison Whittaker's Vital Signs: The Pulse of an American Nurse was Sunday June 16, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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A pretty good show...very realistic in it's portrayal of a shift in the day of a nurse. I thought it was going to be much more humorous...kinda like the picture depicted, but it wasn't. It was nice to sit among other nurses...there was a group...continued
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Learn more about the show at the Nurse Alison website .
Vital Signs is a frank and funny vivisection of life on-the-job in a modern hospital in wildly diverse San Francisco. Equally comic, tragic and touching, it reveals what really goes on behind-the-scenes in a bustling medical center where patients, nurses, and families try their best to make the most of some very difficult, and at times utterly ridiculous, situations. Playing nearly two dozen characters, Alison is hoping to raise your blood pressure, have you in stitches, and give you a probing, insider’s x-ray view of the hospital setting and the people who valiantly cope with it.
The play runs 75 minutes with no intermission. It is recommended for ages 17 and above.
Vital Signs is based on true experiences that have been broadly fictionalized. All persons and institutions appearing in Vital Signs are fictitious and/or composited. Any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. _