Dramatic Engagements

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

VestaBobby Alexander and his family confront his end-stage liver failure and the murky line between living fully and accepting death.

Gil Everette and his adult children explore Gil’s end-of-life wishes in light of his recent heart attack on the eve of 65th birthday.

Both stories, the subjects of new dramas by playwright Bryan Harnetiaux, are now helping the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life with its education and outreach efforts.

The Institute has been promoting another Harnetiaux play, “Vesta,” as a tool for education since 2006. Now, through an exclusive licensing agreement with the playwright, the Institute is making all three plays available to community and educational groups at minimal cost.

Learn more about the Institute's work with these dramas.