The Marsh and Reimagine Present
AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH DEATH, HERSELF
Performed by Douglass Truth
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8pm
“These 90 minutes will change your life, your perspective, and your feeling about living and dying. It will open your heart, soul, and mind to a new way of looking at ‘the other side.'”
A middle-aged waitress meets death in a bar. 49 days later, she replaces him.
Why wait to meet Death until that final moment? Why put it off and live in fear? She’s really not that bad; actually she’s a pretty good story teller with a ton of really good Death jokes. Dorothy, aka the New Death, Herself, is on a mission to make the whole Death experience more client-centered, more consumer friendly, with lots of possible upgrades, options, choices, and levels. We guarantee this: come to the show, make friends with Death, and your life will improv!
Reimagine’s Mission Statement:
Reimagine End of Life is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, we create weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance.
I was born a long time ago in Indiana. I never knew I had any aptitude as a painter until i was in my early 40s, when i started painting pretty much by accident. As far as writing, even in junior high school I started to see myself as a writer. Decades of adventures, crap jobs, amazing jobs, and much wandering led to no marketable product, or even readable material as far as most people were concerned. I told myself I was a slow learner, a late-bloomer, and so on and I guess i was right.
I come from a family of professionals. I was the youngest and maybe that gave me license to do whatever I wanted, which was not always an obvious bit of data. So, a lot of wandering and washing dishes and slinging hash and pouring coffee. I did work in Alaska as a surveyor and designer for most of the 70s. But after that, i couldn’t fake it anymore and I ended up tearing down old buildings around Anchorage with a Jehovah’s Witness named Dwayne. We had a lot of fun, hopped freight trains together but then we started arguing about drugs and such and our relationship soured, and it certainly wasn’t one you wanted to engage when around dangerous tools.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8pm | San Francisco
90 minutes | No Intermission | All Ages | Please do not bring infants to the show