Synposis: As his physician father slips toward senility, Dr. William MacQueen strives to live up to the standards he has inherited. The frustration of forms, complicated coding and red tape begin to erode his practice and threaten his family life. Milligan’s solo play examines the challenges confronting primary care doctors in America.
About the Playwright: Michael Milligan, creator and performer of the extraordinary one-man play "Mercy Killers," returns to the stage for the third-ever performance of Side Effects.
Milligan has been writing and acting for the theater for almost two decades. He has appeared on Broadway in August Osage County, La Bete and Jerusalem. No stranger to the one man show, Milligan performed Will Eno’s title role of Thom Pain in the original New York run. A reading of Milligan’s verse play, Phaeton, was presented by the Harold Clurman Theater Lab featuring Mark Rylance, David Hyde Pierce and Joanna Lumley. Milligan received his training from Julliard where he won the John Houseman Prize for excellence in classical drama. He has performed Shakespearean roles around the world and is a sometime instructor of Shakespeare at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
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