Brick Monkey exclusiveBMTE presents a reading of Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver by Merri Biechler. Admission is Free, 8pm, Friday, June 27, 2008 at Stuart’s Opera House, Nelsonville, OH.

The Story: When Mae Benjamin moves back home to care for her terminally ill father, she imagines moments of reconciliation and grace. But as her father’s health declines, his obsession with the Sci-Fi Network and creating a machine to deliver him to another dimension intensifies. Using the machine, Mae summons her mother for guidance, and with humor and compassion strives to reach her final goal…to give her father a good death.

Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver has been awarded over $30,000 for the development of the play and related research from sources such as the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the American Cancer Society. For more about the play and research, see the Ohio Outlook article at: and