Play and Film Share Stories of Organ Donation and Transplant
A movie and a play that address organ donation and transplant in their storylines are part of the end of year entertainment options in our area.
Madison’s Forward Theater’s presented I and You at The Playhouse at Overture Center in Madison. I and You, by Lauren Gunderson who is currently the most produced playwright in America, is the story of two teens, one of whom is waiting for an organ transplant, as they work together on a school assignment about Walt Whitman. The play is a valentine to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness. The teen girl waiting for the transplant was played by a Milwaukee-based actress whose brother has kidney disease and will likely need a transplant. I and You is received rave reviews. UW Health is a sponsor of the production and provided education to the actors and director as well as donation education information for attendees.
A Question of Faith features a moving storyline about three families from different cultures. A texting and driving accident thrusts these complete strangers onto converging paths. Along with a strong message of faith, the well-known cast delivers a compelling film that touches on timely topics including racial prejudice and organ donation. Donate Life America provided input for the film’s development, script and production.