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BCAP – Boston Center for American Performance – CURRENT SEASON

A Question of Mercy

By David Rabe
Directed by Jim Petosa
Based on the essay by Richard Selzer

December 2 – 19, 2009

In A Question of Mercy, Rabe explores the controversial and emotional issue of euthanasia. Thomas and Anthony are lovers struggling with Anthony’s final, exhausting battle with AIDS. Joined by their friend Susanah and a retired doctor, whose help Thomas has requested, they fashion a heartbreaking friendship as they work through the stages of a plan to relieve Anthony of his illness and his life. Rabe creates a passionate depiction of four people confronted with the reality of a loved one’s fight with death, and a compelling dramatic event that poses the question: “What would you do?”

Questions of Mercy: Law, Ethics, and Medicine

Please join us for one or more of these talk-back discussions with members of the BU Community:

Thursday, 12/10, 10am

Student Matinee performance featuring a talk-back with the Cast and Design Team.

For tickets to this special performance, please contact Shelley Woodberry.

Thursday, 12/10, 7:30pm

Dr. George Annas, Professor of Health Law

Dr. Barry Zuckerman, Chairman of Pediatrics, BU Medical Center

Friday, 12/18, 8pm – ASL Interpreted

Michael Grodin, M.D.

Professor of Bioethics, Human Rights, Philosophy, and Psychiatry

Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights

BU School of Public Health

We encourage all members of the BU Community to participate in the discussion by attending a performance. Tickets are only $10 with BU ID; use promo code “BUCOMM” when booking.

BU Faculty and Staff members who are interested in leading a talk-back for A Question of Mercy, or for future BCAP productions, should contact Liz Mazar.

How I Learned to Drive
By Paula Vogel
Directed by Tara L. Matkosky
Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize

February 10 – 27, 2010

“Ms. Vogel has written a lovely, harrowing guide to the crippling persistence of one woman’s memories.” —NY Times.

“…a tremendous achievement, genuine and genuinely disturbing…This is, quite simply, the sweetest and most forgiving play ever written about child abuse…” —Village Voice.

“With subtle humor and teasing erotic encounters, Vogel addresses the dangerous intersections of teenage temptation. ” —Variety.