Reading: The Heartbeat of the Sun
A reading of a new play by Melissa Lucero McCarl
Bea and Althea are professional actors who met early in their careers and remain steadfast friends for 50 years. Now in their 80s, they are making good on a promise to spend their twilight years together at the Casa Verdi Home for Retired Artists using wit and humor to adjust to senior living. The play pulls back the curtain on the hardships, absurdities, and glories of being a performing artist and celebrates the act of bearing witness to each other’s lives. Starring Billie McBride and Anne Oberbroeckling.
Co-presented by CCT and the Mizel Arts & Culture Center
All proceeds benefit the Denver Actors Fund
The Denver Actors Fund is a source of immediate assistance when members of the Colorado theater community find themselves in situational medical need. The Denver Actors Fund offers both financial and practical volunteer assistance.
When I found out what I was going to need, I began saving money wherever I could, but I knew I was in for a very expensive procedure. Then COVID hit, my work dried up – and along came The Denver Actors Fund and Dr. Brian Kelly. I paid for the surgery, but the next part was taken care of by The DAF. I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Kelly and The Denver Actors Fund.Billie McBride Denver Actors Fund beneficiary