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Leave of Absence A comedy for serious people
Written and directed by JAMES KELLER

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 With Martha Luehrmann, Sarah Meyeroff, Harold Pierce, and Ket Watters
At the Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant (1.5 blocks west of Telegraph)
January 28 — February 1, 2009

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Martha Luehrmann (Harriet), Sarah Meyeroff (Kate), Ket Watters (Hank), Harold Pierce (Tom)


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Harold Pierce (Tom), Martha Luehrmann (Harriet), Ket Watters (Hank), Sarah Meyeroff (Kate)


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Sarah Meyeroff (Kate) and Harold Peirce (Tom)

Directed by James Keller



Characters

Hank, mid-sixties

Harriet, mid-sixties

Tom, their son

Kate, their daughter-in-law
Ket Watters

Martha Luehrmann

Harold Pierce

Sarah Meyeroff
What happens to a family when the person that glues the family together fades into Alzheimer's?
A Short List

Suddenly thinking of you,
I remember that you told me
how you put a list of good things done
by your largely wayward father
into one of his coffin-coat pockets--
a short list, you added wryly.
Or then again, I see
in my mind's remembering eye
what I will never see for real,
the wind-swept early prairie grave
of your worn-out young mother.
That is what friendship means--
the sudden coming-here-now
of involuntary memories
that belong to those you love.

-- James Keller