Wednesday, October 23, 2013

iL Single Payer Coalition Presents "Mercy Killers". Get your free tickets today.

Illinois Single Payer Coalition and the American Theater Company
proudly present:

Mercy Killers 
Reserve your (free) tickets now

Mercy Killers, written and performed by Michael Milligan, directed by Tom Oppenheim, has won a prestigious First Fringe Award from The Scotsman for best new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival:
“…thoroughly moving" and " distilled to its most basic essentials” (The Scotsman).

If you are trying to understand health care in America, see Mercy Killers.

Mercy Killers is a one-man theater piece taken from the collected stories of people suffering financial disaster on top of chronic illnesses. After hearing many horror stories of the American health care system, Michael Milligan (whose Broadway credits include August: Osage Country, La Bête, and Jerusalem) works to put a human face on what he perceives to be a national tragedy.
“… a surprisingly tender love story,
Mercy Killers stands out as some of the best theatre at the Fringe.”

October 30 thru November 2nd, 8 PM;  Nov. 3rd, 2 pm
American Theater Company (ATC)
1909 W. Byron, Chicago

Free, donations will be split btw ATC and Mr. Milligan
Discussion following each performance
Reserve your free seats online or by phone:    

Visit  ATC

 OR CALL ATC Box office at: 773.409.4125
Box Office Hours:
Monday through Fridaynoon to 6pm
Saturdays: 1pm to 8pm (on performance days)
Sundays: noon to 5pm (on performance days)
More about Mercy Killers  THE
 STORY: Joe loves apple pie, Rush Limbaugh, the 4th of July and his wife, Jane. He is blue-collar, corn-fed, made in the USA and proud, but when his uninsured wife is diagnosed with cancer, his patriotic feelings and passion for the ethos of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are turned upside down. In Mercy Killers, a new one-man play, Joe struggles with the uniquely American experience of losing your health in the land of plenty.
“Michael Milligan’s Mercy Killers is a powerful teaching tool to deliver the emotional impact of how our healthcare system chews up and spits out so many Americans. This masterfully written and performed play displays the agonizing, dehumanizing suffering needlessly imposed on decent people by a system that turns healthcare into a market commodity instead of a basic human right. Mercy Killers poignantly demonstrates how rugged individualism can’t compete with diseases and expenses that can strike down anyone.”

See Teaser or Trailer 1
See notice in the Tribune
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