American playwright Trish Vradenburg and the USAgainstAlzheimer’s Network invite you to an exclusive Act One performance of her play “Surviving Grace” at The Phillips Collection on Wednesday, October 10.
“Surviving Grace” reflects Vradenburg’s time as an Alzheimer’s caregiver for her mother, who died of the disease in 1992. The evening features celebrities Diane Rehm, the executive producer and host of “The Diane Rehm Show” on WAMU and NPR; Marilu Henner of “TAXI” fame, actress, author and health advocate; Dan Glickman, executive director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program and a Senior Fellow of the Bipartisan Policy Center; Meryl Comer, acclaimed moderator and Emmy-award winning reporter, producer and talk show host; and Terry Moran, co-anchor of ABC’s ”Nightline”.
The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by a reading of Act One. “Surviving Grace” was produced at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has been performed off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre in New York. Proceeds from the event will be donated to USAgainstAlzheimer’s Network, a 501(c)(3) organization connecting networks of engaged and enraged individuals who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease and are united by their frustration at a broken status quo. USAgainstAlzheimer’s Network is dedicated to mobilizing individuals to demand the transformational actions needed to achieve the bold but attainable goal of ending Alzheimer’s by 2020.
Trish Vradenburg is an American playwright and author. She has written for the television series “Designing Women”, “Family Ties” and “Kate and Allie”, and penned the play The Apple Doesn’t Fall, which was produced on Broadway. She is also the author of the novel Liberated Lady, and has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines. Vradenburg and her husband, former AOL executive and philanthropist George Vradenburg, chaired the National Alzheimer’s Gala in Washington, D.C. from 2003-2011. In 2010, the couple founded USAgainstAlzheimer’s, a national advocacy network and campaign dedicated to stopping Alzheimer’s by 2020.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Reading at 7 p.m.
The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
TICKETS: Prices start at $250 per person and include the pre-show reception and reading of Act One.
Purchase your tickets here.