One man play, ‘Mercy Killers,’ addresses trials and tribulations of health insurance
October 18, 2013
"Mercy Killers" is a one-man play written and performed by Broadway actor Michael Milligan. It tells the story of Joe, a good man who, when his wife is diagnosed with cancer, experiences the spiral of losses that can and do occur, even to those who have health insurance. Mr. Milligan is a winner of the prestigious Fringe First Award at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and received excellent reviews for the play. The performance is brought to the Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson St., Grass Valley, by the Nevada County Chapter of Health Care for All on at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 5 and 6. Doors open at 6 p.m. with live music, no-host food by Summer Thymes. The play begins at 7 p.m. followed by a panel including Dr. Roger Hicks of Yubadocs moderating; Mr. Mulligan; Rose Roach, field director for the California School Employees Association (Nov. 5); and Cindy Young of the California Nurses Association/Campaign for a Healthy California (Nov. 6), both highly knowledgable about single payer and the ACA/Obamacare. Come early as seating is limited. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $20. This is for mature audiences.