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Sunday, March 5 • 14:45 - 17:00
"STILL LIFE": Dealing with a Parent in Persistent Vegetative State. Play by Bruce Sarbit. Reading (by Harry Nelken and Celia Sarbit) followed by discussion

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How will Abe die? In “Persistent Vegetative State”, attached to a full range of monitoring and life-support equipment, for Abe lacks a "health care directive" or "living will." Abe's son, religiously Jewish, the accountant in Abe's horse-and-cattle-trading business, and daughter, a secular Jewish social worker, feud over how to respond to imminent hospital action as they explore their disparate relationships with their father and each other. "Still Life" examines the end-of-life issues that, with our increasing longevity and progress in medical technologies, challenge our times, our deaths and our lives.


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Bruce Sarbit

Bruce Sarbit is a retired psychologist whose last major gig was a 27 year stint at Brandon University. He has, in his dotage, turned to writing essays and plays, some of which have been produced, notably "All or Nothing" with Harry Nelken and "The Line" with Brian Richardson. Bruce has enjoyed writing and directing recent JHCWC's programs, including "Needles and Pins", an evening on Adele Wiseman and the recent evening of Synagogue Music. Bruce... Read More →


Sunday March 5, 2017 14:45 - 17:00
Room 222

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