Waiting Room

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DOI: 10.5040/9781770917873.00000004
Acts: 2. Scenes: 21. Roles: Male (2) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

Chrissie and Jeremy have spent a great deal of time in shock, waiting – for news of their baby daughter’s post-operation recovery, for weekly scans to show that her tumour is gone, for robotic 45-second updates from Dr Andre Malloy, their brilliant but arrogant neuro-oncologist. The hospital waiting room has become a second home where they struggle separately as parents and as a couple, where they laugh inappropriately, lose tempers and find resilience as they confront a roller coaster of hope and despair and a crisis of decision-making. And just beyond the waiting room, Dr Malloy faces his own dark and risky medical dilemma. With sharp insight, Waiting Room examines medical ethics, compassion, gallows humour and humanity in life-threatening situations.

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Playwrights Canada Press

Diane Flacks

ISBN: 9781770915640

Series: Playwrights Canada Press

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