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January 13, 2018
Where: Pine Plains Free Library
Posted by Pine Plains Free Library:
Join us for a special screening of the documentary “Woody’s Order,” followed by a Q&A with creator of Woody’s Order, Ann Talman, and a short performance of part of the play.
About the play:
Woody’s Order! is a one-woman stage show written and performed by actress Ann Talman. Family legend has it that Ann was “ordered” into this world in 1956 by Woody, her then eight-year-old brother with severe cerebral palsy. Ann’s raison d’être was to care for Woody if and when their parents could not. At the time, Woody was not expected to live past twelve. The show Woody’s Order! details Ann’s struggles to understand her brother’s disorder, build a career, and even sustain her sanity while fulfilling her sacred obligations. It has played to overwhelming acclaim in New York, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, the Talmans’ hometown.
About the documentary:
This award winning and moving short documentary film of the same name captures the first time Ann performs Woody’s Order! for its muse, Woody. He is now 69 years old. Since it’s amazing world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in April this year, Woody’s Order! continues to touch audiences around the globe winning festival awards for Best Short Documentary and moving audiences.