“Tying up Loose Ends” Looks at Life’s End

loose endsLandmark Education News has received word that “Tying up Loose Ends”, the play focusing on end of life issues written and performed by Ann and Catherine Gallogly, will be appearing at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts on December 11-13 and again on December 18-20. The impetus to write and produce the play was apparently from a Landmark Education program.

The play tells about a dozen different stories of people near the end of their lives, informed by Catherine’s thirty year history as a caregiver. It includes a variety of monologues and songs from different genres. Despite the subject matter, observers have described the show as upbeat and lively, capturing both the pathos and the surprising humor of life and death. The 70-minute play is directed by Jamie O’Reilly, with the music by Ann Gallogly and Dan Stetzel.

Showtimes are at 8pm for all shows, with additional 3pm matinees for Saturday and Sunday shows. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door. To get tickets go to www.theaterland.com, call 312-733-6000, or email [email protected]. To find out more about the play and read an interview with Ann on how it was created, read an article from the Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest.

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