Actors Theatre of Louisville treats James Graham Brown Cancer Center patients

by on December 10, 2012

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Actors Theatre of Louisville will treat James Graham Brown Cancer Center patients to showing of ‘A Christmas Carol’ on December 12 as part of a new partnership aimed at offering some respite to patients undergoing chemotherapy and infusion treatment.

Actors Theatre of Louisville and the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center are teaming up to make it possible for patients to attend a performance of Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol.

Actors Theatre has provided 60 tickets to the Brown Cancer Center for the December 12 performance of Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol.

“Actors Theatre is very proud to begin this program with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, an organization that is committed to improving the quality of life of their patients through exposure to the performing arts,” Actors Theatre Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein said. “We feel that the arts have an important role to play in the health and well-being of every individual in our audience, and everyone at Actors Theatre is thrilled for this opportunity to extend its current work with community and service organizations to help ensure a holistic healing process for the patients at the cancer center.”

Cesar Rodriguez, M.D., of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Division at UofL said, “These tickets have been provided specifically to give our patients a chance to see a stage production in an environment where they will be with others like themselves. Many times, patients with cancer feel reluctant to go to social or entertainment events because they are concerned about how they appear to others, or how they will feel when they get there. Being in an audience with others like themselves helps them feel more comfortable and better able to enjoy the show. Many of our patients also would not be able to afford theater tickets, so this gift is doubly welcomed.”

Rodriguez continued, “Opportunities like these help give patients some respite from their medical problems and allow them to reconnect with social events.”

The production of A Christmas Carol is the first in what Actors Theatre and the cancer center hope will be other ticket giveaways for patients in the future.

Now in its 37th year, A Christmas Carol presented by Actors Theatre has become a beloved Louisville holiday tradition. The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future is brought to life with visual splendor and the warmth of holiday music. The production is directed by Drew Fracher with a script by Barbara Field. The production will run through December 23.

 

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