ANGELES, CA - Duet for One is the inaugural production from A Gin
Joint Theatre. Inspired by the world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré,
who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1973 and succumbed to the
disease in 1987, Tom Kempinski’s Duet for One explores the
subject of Multiple Sclerosis and the effects upon a world-class
by Mark Wilkinson, this story is told in six conversational therapy
sessions between a patient and her psychiatrist. Annunziata Gianzero
takes on the challenging role of Stephanie Abrahams, a woman whose
life has been turned upside down by her illness. Bill Bradshaw plays
Dr. Feldman, a man determined to help her. These actors began the show
as head strong strangers. It is fascinating to watch their
relationship grow, despite the resistance of Stephanie. By the end of
the play, they establish a bond that is both realistic and mature.
the audience to a person with MS, and giving her a name, one can clear
up misconceptions concerning Multiple Sclerosis. From being prescribed
a different amount of drugs and dealing with their effects, to
realizing how a life is forever changed when it comes to pondering
suicide, marriage, and child bearing, these struggles are displayed
for all to see.
for One is an educational
piece of theater. Given the subject matter and how prevalent this
disease is today, this show is one to sit through.
special note to share is the profits from the run of this production
will be donated to the MS Society of Southern California. Now that is
by Gin Joint Theatre, Duet for One performs at the Hudson
Guild, located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood, CA. Running
through September 11, 2005, performances are Thursday thru Saturday at
8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. General admission is $20.00.
more reservations and info, please call 323-960-1052.
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