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U.Va. School Of Nursing Annual Event To Feature One-Woman Play: “Waltzing The Reaper”

September 17, 2002-- “Vera Mapleton is slowly dying …although her Living Will and her directive stated that she wished to die at home, ‘without heroic measures’ and a notation reads, ‘Do not resuscitate,’ she’s attached to multiple life-saving machines, drugged into an almost comatose state, in prolonged pain, unable to speak, breath, eat, or even see.”
Waltzing the Reaper

WHAT: Zula Mae Baber Bice Memorial Lecture featuring: “Waltzing the Reaper”
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m.
WHERE: School of Nursing, McLeod Hall Auditorium
WHAT: Reception/Silent Art Auction
WHEN: Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: School of Nursing, McLeod Hall

The East Coast premiere of the one-woman play, “Waltzing the Reaper,” will be presented at the University of Virginia School of Nursing on Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. The poignant and sometimes humorous story details the last chance to mend relationships, and the patient/caregiver journey through the dying process.

Judith Gantly, who performs around the country, will depict death and dying from the patient and caregiver perspectives. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in both acting and voice, Gantly lives in New Jersey.

The performance will cap off an evening of the arts, including a dessert and coffee reception and a silent auction of prints, photography and paintings donated by P. Buckley Moss, John Russeau, Christine Kennedy and other regional artists. The reception and art auction will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Proceeds from the auction benefit the nursing student enrichment fund.

The event is free, but registration is required by Oct. 10 by calling (434) 924-0138 or e-mail vls8n@virginia.edu

The Zula Mae Baber Bice Memorial Lecture 2002 is part of U.Va.’s Women’s Center Virginia 2020 series, an initiative that explores women’s roles in the fine arts in various schools.

The event is in memory of Bice, who died in 1975. A former acting dean and faculty member, she is recognized annually for her many professional contributions to U.Va.’s School of Nursing.

Contact: Katherine T. Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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