The Tin Woman, A Play With Drama, Comedy And Heart- See it at BroadHollow at Elmont

Long Island TRIO recommends “The Tin Woman” created by Sean Brennan.

The play is an abashed comedy about a heart transplant recipient who decides to meet the family of the deceased donor who gave the Gift of Life. I’m told that it’s a heartfelt drama and comedy that shows the emotional journeys in a realistic manner.

The play finds Joy, the heart recipient  struggling with many questions while experiencing  survivor guilt all while facing the  donor family who are struggling with their own grief and issues of silence. However, I’ve been told and reassured that it’s still a comedy.

Sean Brennan created this play  in which a young woman’s life is given an unexpected jump-start through the gift of a donated heart. Her yearning to meet the still-grieving family who made the donation results in an ending surprising for all.

Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack’s death?

The author’s website states that there was a performance where two heart transplant recipients spoke about their personal experiences with The Gift Of Life.

“Several people mentioned that their awareness of donation opportunities was raised and that they were going to “sign those donor cards!” –The Tin Woman site

BroadHollow at Elmont
Start Date: November 14, 2015
End Date: November 29, 2015
Wednesday Matinee: November 18, 2015 at 2 PM.

Sean Brennan created this play in which a young woman’s life is given an unexpected jump-start through the gift of a donated heart.

Update:

My sources include Keneth Jones’ blog, Sean Brennan’s remarks and Ruth and Howie Pohl following their experience seeing the play at the Bayway Arts Center in East Islip. The  play will be presented at BroadHollow at Elmont.

Recently Sean Brennan had the chance to moderate a roundtable panel with two heart transplant recipients and was pleased to find that the recipients felt that his play accurately portrayed the emotional journeys though they greatly vary among so many transplant recipients and donor families.

Ruth and Howie spoke with the manager after the Bayway Arts Center performance and it’s possible that BroadHollow at Elmont will coordinate with LI TRIO and invite LI TRIO volunteers  to speak with the audience about the importance of organ donation and transplantation before or after the show.

BroadHollow at Elmont

Start Date: November 14, 2015

End Date: November 29, 2015

Wednesday Matinee: November 18, 2015 at 2 PM.

Tickets can be purchased here