Leah and Pree are minding their own business, far away from their difficult father, when he calls them home to tell him he is dying. But is he?
In this existential family comedy, the Klein-O’Roarkes constantly surprise each other as food and medicine become the proxy for an Experience for which they have no appropriate language. An unexpected guest, a kind of trickster death-doula, reminds the family that in the liminal space between life and death nothing is quite as it seems.
Presented last year at Z Space in San Francisco, Dan Schifrin’s play “Sweet and Sour” is offered for one night as an immersive staged reading, which includes dinner and wine (vegetarian and meat options).
Audience members will eat and talk in between acts, and the performance will be followed by a conversation with both the playwright and Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, best-selling author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life.