Sunday, November 25, 2007

Philipstown Depot Theatre presents Not God, Dec 1, 8pm

The Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison will be presenting a staged reading of Not God - A Play in Verse written by HVCCA co-founder Marc Straus. The production will be directed by Nancy Robillard and actors Jennifer Dorr White and Peter Van Wagner will be reading the parts of the patient and the doctor.

Marc Straus, author of three books of poetry, is a distinguished medical oncologist, art curator and award-winning poet whose literary work has been performed in venues throughout the country. The poems in his latest book Not God -A Play in Verse document one woman's encounter with cancer, a journey through illness whose end, while inevitable, is also unknown. Alternating with the words of her doctor, these poems form a remarkable dialogue of the flesh becoming word, and of the body inventorying --and finally transcending- its limitations. His poems peer into the soul, grasping the hearts of the audience. Straus brings vision to his profession through powerfully reflective themes, revealing the hopes, fears, victories, and defeats in the face of devastating chronic disease.

The reading is scheduled for Dec. 1 at 8pm. The Depot Theatre is located at Garrison Landing, Lower Station Road, Garrison New York.
For information and directions, call 845 424 3900 or log onto or e-mail

Ticket prices are: $15.00 adults: $12.00 Students

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