Eventide Arts finishes its 2004 season with two evenings devoted to breast cancer awareness. The performances feature a unique double-bill of Christine Rathbun's one-woman show Reconstruction and the Back Road Performers presentation of Out of the Darkness.
Reconstruction began as a journal, which Rathbun started keeping after being diagnosed with breast cancer, as a way to help her cope with the illness. She attended a play at Harwich Junior Theater the day of her diagnosis, which eventually led to the show being presented by HJT's winter company earlier this year.
The Back Road Performers is a group of 12 women formed in 2000 by Harwich resident Trish Newby to create a performance piece about breast cancer. The result is Out of the Darkness, an intricately woven tapestry of interpretive dance, poetry, original music, recorded interviews with breast cancer survivors, and even touches of humor.
During intermission, audience members will have a chance to preview and purchase at a special performance rate, Body and Soul, by Jean Karotkin, a new book of photography celebrating the spirit and courage of breast cancer survivors.
A percentage of ticket sales will benefit breast cancer research.
Appropriate for ages 12-Adult.
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