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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 7:00 PM

presents a performance reading of a new play by
Academy Award Winner Ernest Thompson


Lisa and Ryle meet at a colorectal clinic.
What could be more romantic?
Or hilarious, troubling or profoundly moving?

In this cunning and unexpected love story for the Age of Technology, two actors play not only a man and woman in dire need of reassurance, but also each other’s doctors and therapists, family members and friends, all of their conversations communicated via the emails and texts, deep thoughts and To Do lists they read from their computers and iPads and other devices that keep us simultaneously connected and chillingly isolated.

No one wants to navigate the minefield of diagnosis and dread, fear and helplessness, but, as Lisa and Ryle grudgingly discover, the journey from anguish to acceptance, action, and hope, is made way more bearable, much funnier, and even inspiring, by having someone on your side.

The reading will be held at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and is FREE and open to the public. Q&A with Ernest to follow. For reservations, email Paul at


Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
949 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215