End of Life: A Theatrical Exploration of Death, Dying, and Suffering

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Palliative Care Program presents this dramatic reading and community conversation starring Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, and Marjolaine Goldsmith. A Theater of War Production by Bryan Doerries.

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco

Our first venue sold out! Due to a great demand for tickets, we have changed our venue to the Castro Theatre to accommodate a larger audience.

This event is free and open to the public. There is a maximum ticket reservation of 4 per order and there will be a wait list once it has sold out. 

Scenes from Sophocles’ Women of Trachis and Philoctetes

The performance by award winning actors Frances McDormand and David Strathairn will culminate in a town hall discussion led by local experts about palliative and end of life care. Readings of Sophocles’ ancient Greek plays spark a community conversation about death, illness, and the challenges faced by patients, families, caregivers, and medical professionals.

This unique, participatory event is intended to promote powerful, open discussion among diverse communities—public and professional—fostering compassion, cooperation, and understanding about living with chronic suffering and the mortality we all share.

Produced by:
Theater of War

Sponsored in partnership with:

University of California, San FranciscoSeniors At Home

Part of San Francisco Reimagine End of Life Week, April 16 – 22

ReImagine End of Life

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