Dying to Know – Streamed Video

About This Show

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We dedicate this streamed video to David's memory. All profits from this recorded production will be donated to his family.

Dying to Know is an original play by David Butler, which he wrote and revised over the last 10 years. It was first presented as a reading in the Mad Horse Theatre’s By Local series in 2015. We fully produced the show, directed by Nick Schroeder, in December 2021.

The play is about the friendship between a hospice worker named Maura and a young patient, Caroline, who is battling cancer. The two women navigate a tenuous friendship around the shared mutual obsession with the subject of death, leading Maura to reveries and visitations from those who carried the doubt, grief and love of her past.
David was a long time member of the Maine theater community as a playwright and an actor. David was also a reverend at Days Ferry Congregational Church in Woolwich, and spent decades at the Congregational Church of Gorham as well as senior pastor in three other congregations. David was a graduate of Union Theological Seminary. He worked as a hospital chaplain and prison chaplain, where he tried to help people find "a core of faith in the extremes of life." David sadly passed away in June after battling esophageal cancer. 

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: July 2, 2022 Final Performance: December 31, 2022