Pushcart Productions presents
the World Premiere of an original play
Written by Rob Mermin
Thursdays-Sundays, June 22-July 2, 2023
Haybarn Theater (on the Goddard College campus), Plainfield, VT
What do you do when your best friend, dying of cancer, asks you to help end his life?
"Act 39,” written by Rob Mermin, is the true story of what happened when Rob’s friend decided to use Vermont's medical aid in dying law, known as Act 39. It is a soulful, humor-filled story of friendship, and exposes the vulnerability of the human spirit when facing mortality head-on.
Presented by Pushcart Productions, "Act 39" is directed by Monica Callan, and stars Donny Osman, J.T. Turner, Maren Landon Spillane and Dominic Spillane. Tickets are on sale through Seven Days Tickets.
This timely play will run June 22-July 2, 2023 in the Haybarn Theater at Goddard College, Plainfield, VT. Talk-backs, including Patient Choices Vermont representatives, will follow the June 23, June 25 and July 2 performances.
Supported in part by Vermont Humanities Council, Across Roads Center for the Arts, Plainfield Arts, Goddard College, and Patient Choices Vermont www.PatientChoices.org.
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About the Playwright: Rob Mermin is the founder of Vermont’s Circus Smirkus. He ran off to join the circus world in 1969 and toured with circuses throughout Europe, Scandinavia, and the former Soviet Union, after training in the art of mime with life-long mentor Marcel Marceau. Rob’s awards include Copenhagen’s World Star-Time Gold Clown; The Bessie Award; Russia’s Best Director Prize at The International Festival on the Black Sea; The Lund Center’s It Takes a Village Award; the Vermont Arts Council Award of Merit, and the 2008 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.