Genre: Solo Performance
Written by Sam Simon, directed by Jessie Roberts

The Actual Dance is a play written and performed by Sam Simon. It is a dramatic exploration of the emotional and spiritual journey of confronting the possibility of being with the person you have loved most in the world through the end of life. In the spring of 2000, Sam's wife Susan was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. That diagnosis and subsequent treatments took both of them on a roller coaster ride that moved from elation to despair and back again. The Actual Dance is a presentation of that ride from Sam's perspective.

Through performance and engagement with audiences, Sam has come to understand that there is a hunger for engagement on this topic. The Actual Dance itself offers a perspective not often found, that of the “partner” of the person confronted with life-threatening disease. It is also a male voice in the breast cancer journey facing so many people, primarily women. The experience of writing and performing this play has also transformed Sam, who has also begun to write poetry based on the play.

Open:   07/21/13
Close:   08/03/13

Sunday, July 21 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 25 - 9:15 p.m.
Friday, August 2 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 3 - 5:30 p.m.
Theater:   Abingdon Theater, Dorothy Strelsin Thr
Address:   312 West 36th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10018
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