Friends Meeting House, Charlbury
How to Die in Oregon explores the state's historic and controversial Death with Dignity Act, which legalizes physician-aid in dying for some terminally ill patients. It was the winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Thursday June 6th
Chipping Norton Theatre
Chris Larner's one-man show An Instinct for Kindness is a remarkable piece of theatre. In this play he tells with both humour and pathos the experience of taking his ex-wife Allyson to Dignitas. Some of you will know that this was critically acclaimed at the Edinburgh Festival and has been nominated for an award.
I worked with Allyson many years ago and remember her as a talented and and honest actor. She was a woman of great integrity and strength. Chris's play captures her exactly and he tells their story with courage and compassion.
It would be helpful if you could let Helen Bessemer-Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) have some indication of whether you intend coming, so that the organizers can lay claim to some seats.
Further details will be sent and posted nearer the time.
The organizers' aim with all these performances is to encourage as many people as possible to join Dignity in Dying and to help persuade the politicians of the need for a change in the law on Physician Assisted Dying. Do come to as many evenings as you can, and bring friends who you think might be interested.