On Monday, April 18, 7- 8:30 pm, Creative 360 will host Starting Monday on the gallery stage. This reader’s theatre is based on the book of the same name written by Anne Commire. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 989-837-1885 or online. Profits go to Noah’s Light Foundation whose mission it is to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. A cash bar is available.
Starting Monday centers on the relationship between Ellis, a film maker whose career is just beginning to take off when she learns she has terminal cancer, and her best friend Lynne. Lynne puts her own life and career on hold to care for Ellis as she struggles valiantly to accept the inevitable reality of her death, and to die with dignity. The story illustrates how a terminal illness can be nearly as devastating to a devoted caretaker as to the stricken person.
The play is directed and narrated by Sarah Smith. Holly Booth, Laura Brigham, Meagan Eager, Dana Fey, Matt Hutchinson, JoAnn Pobocik, Matthew Schramm and Natalie Slawnyk round out the fabulous cast.
Enjoy amazing local talent while helping to fund Noah’s Light Foundation’s mission to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer by supporting visionary doctors in pediatric oncology; fundng new research in the field; raising awareness; and enriching the lives of the brave children struggling with the disease.
About Creative 360
Creative 360 is a not-for-profit community arts and wellness organization founded in 1994. Its mission is to create an environment for people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process through ongoing classes, art exhibits, events, concerts, speakers and outreach programs, with its goal to enhance the development of physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities. In 2013, Creative 360 expanded its offering to include Express Yourself Artshop, a program focused on those with physical, mental and intellectual challenges. Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A Dow Foundation.