Playwright Helps Start Conversations About End-of-Life Issues

Jul 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Still in the GameRobert F. Benjamin is a playwright who’s committed to helping people start difficult conversations about end-of-life issues through theater productions of his comedies and dramas.

His new play STILL IN THE GAME is an upbeat family drama about aging with grace, courage and humor. The production will be staged in Santa Fe at Teatro Paraguas August 10-20, 2017. Here’s the outline of the story:

Recently widowed, David (age 70) strives to restart his life. His adult daughter Dawn lashes out at him for romancing. After his fling ends, he tries speed-dating, where he meets Ruby (60s), garbed in her new emotional care-wear. Sparks fly when David’s eccentricity undermines Ruby’s insistence on protocol. Years later, David’s relationships with Dawn and Ruby take unexpected turns as he grapples with end-of-life issues. En route to tour a residential hospice, a wacky encounter with a policewoman complicates his plan. Where can he best find peace and spirituality while closely connecting with loved ones?

Location:  Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe (near Home Depot). 

  • Performance Dates:  August 10-20, 2017.  (10 shows) 
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm.

Tickets for Aug. 11-20 online at: or through

Tickets for Aug. 10 fundraiser performance for Cancer Foundation for New Mexico available at:

The August 12, Saturday matinee 2:00 pm performance will be followed by a reception and talkback, hosted by Conscious Aging Network of NM.

More info at:     Sponsored in part by AARP Santa Fe

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