A one-person performance of thirteen characters during a single night on a hospice unit. Portrayed are patients, family members and professional caregivers. With minimal lighting and few props the actor/writer, who has been a hospice volunteer for many years, is able to capture in words and action the poignancy and humor of caring for the dying.


This film would be useful for teaching about end-of-life care and death and dying in general. The actor/writer is available for live performances.


Originally presented by The BASIC Theatre at the 1997 New York International Fringe Festival.

Primary Source

Lester Shane, tel. 212-249-7076; e- mail: