by J. Thalia Cunningham
Directed by Katrin Hilbe
A Sundays@Six Series Reading in The Jewel Box Theater
FIRST, DO NO HARM explores today’s themes of medical ethics, medical error and racial profiling, presented from the rare point of view of the physicians and their world. Surgeon Dr. Elissa Kerry performs a routine appendectomy on 21-year-old African-American Treshaun Clester, who unexpectedly dies on the operating table. Mattie Clester, Treshaun’s mother seeks answers from the hospital’s CEO, who is more concerned about expenditures than a parent's grief. Dr. Kerry is herself in a crisis situation as her eleven year old son Aidan suffers from a fatal disease, and she has to cope with her pain as well as her spouse's agony. As the investigations into the case case of Treshaun progress, Dr. Kerry finds both her professional and personal lives disintegrating.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
No Reserved Seating! Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to ensure seating.
* appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association
Moderator: Emily Zacharias