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Life and death examined in "Whose Life is it Anyway?" at Coe

Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2016-10-18 12:24:41 - General

Coe students Sam Jankowski (left, as Nurse Anderson), Laura McAdam (as Mary Jo Sadler) and Maggie Hart (in bed, as Claire Harrison) are featured in the Coe College Theatre Arts production of "Whose Life is it Anyway?"
Coe students Sam Jankowski (left, as Nurse Anderson), Laura McAdam (as Mary Jo Sadler) and Maggie Hart (in bed, as Claire Harrison) are featured in the Coe College Theatre Arts production of "Whose Life is it Anyway?"

The Coe College Department of Theatre Arts will present a play that examines life and death with dignity in an entertaining way. "Whose Life is it Anyway?" will be staged Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 3-5 in Dows Theatre. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Sunday, Oct. 30 show, which starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. They can be purchased online at coe.edu/boxoffice, at the door, or by calling the Coe College Box Office at 399-8600, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In "Whose Life is it Anyway?" sculptor Claire Harrison has suffered a ruptured spinal column in a severe car accident and is now paralyzed from the neck down with no hope of recovery. Once out of harm, she views her situation as a choice between accepting perpetual life support or dying with dignity, and she quite lucidly prepares to let go of life. But the hospital staff will not comply with her desire to be removed from medical treatment. Infused with a surprising amount of humor, this entertaining play nevertheless grapples with the ultimate serious dilemma - what can I do when the quality of my own life becomes untenable?

Featuring an all-student cast, "Whose Life is it Anyway?" was written by Brian Clark, and the Coe production is directed by Professor of Theatre Arts Steven Marc Weiss.

For more information, call 319-399-8600 or visit theatre.coe.edu.