Saturday, October 10, 2020
12:00 – 1:15pm PT
The Actual Dance
Written and performed by Samuel A. Simon
Kate Holland, Director
Gabrielle Maisels, Dramaturge
Eli Zoller, Music Composer
Mike Rosengarten, Musical Director
The Actual Dance is an award-winning one-person play that has toured globally for seven years moving audiences to laugh, cry and then cheer! A love story with a happy ending. The Actual Dance is told through the eyes and heart of a husband as he struggles with his worst fears in what everyone expects to be his wife’s losing battle to breast cancer. The show animates the journey of the Love-Partner in that ecstatic moment of amplifying what Love really means.
About the Artist
Samuel A Simon describes The Actual Dance work as his “fourth age.” He comes to it after a career in America’s consumer movement. Trained as a lawyer, he was one of the original lawyers for Ralph Nader 1970. A DC public affairs professional, he has appeared on Oprah Winfrey, Face The Nation and other shows. Sam is trained in improv as a student of Gary Austin, Jeffery Sweet, and Carol Fox Prescott. Sam began his work on The Actual Dance in 2012. He has performed the show now hundreds of time around the world.
As delineated by the performer
Age recommendation: Parental discretion
Trigger Warnings: Parental discretion
Run time: 55 minutes