Marvins Room and Daytrips

Marvin's Room and DaytripsMarvin's Room, by Scott McPherson - This critically acclaimed and hilariously offbeat play takes an original look at the irrepressible nature of the human spirit in the face of death. Bessie has her hands full watching after her disabled aunt and trying to keep her bedridden father, Marvin, from swallowing Yahtzee dice. When she is diagnosed with leukemia, it is Bessie who has to learn to depend on others - namely, her long estranged sister and the arsonist nephew she may have to rely on for a bone marrow transplant. Uproariously comical, emotionally charged, and insightful, Marvin's Room is a stunning recognition of how life does indeed go on. March 14 – 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm and March 18 at 2pm

Daytrips by Jo Carson - Simple day trips become journeys of discovery for Patricia, as she chauffeurs her mother and grandmother through the mountains of northern Tennessee. Along the way, the depth of her love, compassion, sense of humor and patience are put to the test by her mother's Alzheimer's and her grandmother's cantankerousness. This is a frank, funny and thought provoking look at the lot of caregivers and the folks they love and honor. March 22 – 25, 2012 and March 25 at pm.

For tickets to either show, please call the Lied Center Box Office at 402-472-4747 or online at

Panels will be held on Sundays March 18 & 25, 2012 at the Johnny Carson Theater following the matinee performances. The panels will discuss care giving resources in Lincoln.

A workshop held on March 24th, Care Giving & Kindness in Lincoln, Nebraska, will bring 15 older adults and 15 teenagers together to talk about care – giving and receiving. . The workshop is limited to 30 participants. For more information on this workshop, contact Sasha Dobson at .


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