The Actual Dance

The Actual Dance is an award-winning play that moves audiences worldwide to laugh, cry and then cheer. It’s a love story about a husband who struggles as his wife battles breast cancer. The hour-long performance features original music and choreography.

We’ll be showing it online via Zoom Thursday, 10/29/2020 at 6:30pm.

The Actual Dance is  written and performed by Sam Simon. It is has been called raw and difficult, yet graceful and inspirational. The show is also a workshop on how to find the beauty, dignity and love in one of the most difficult tasks in life: being with the person you have loved most in the world through the end of life. In the spring of 2000, Sam’s wife Susan was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. That diagnosis and subsequent treatments took both of them on a roller coaster ride that moved from elation to despair and back again. The Actual Dance is a presentation of that ride from Sam’s perspective. The Actual Dance itself offers a perspective not often found, that of the “partner” of the person confronted with life-threatening disease. It is also a male voice in the breast cancer journey facing so many people, primarily women. The performance will be followed by a discussion, a time when the audience gets to verbalize their own feelings and reactions not only to the play but to their own journey and experiences. 

Registration is required so we can email the online link to you. Click here to register.