The Sweet Lowdown

Written by: Mary Fairweather Dexter and Matt DeFour & Directed by: John Siewert and Donald Dexter

Playing: October 25 - November 16, 2013


The Sweet Lowdown is a night of two one-act plays about diabetes by Matthew DeFour and Mary Fairweather Dexter. The plays use different styles to educate the public and debunk the myths about diabetes, both T1D and T2D. The production, opening Oct. 25 at Broom Street Theater in Madison and running for four weekends, was made possible with a grant from the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

The Diabetes Hands Foundation has provided seed grant money to Madison playwrights Matt DeFour and Mary Fairweather Dexter. They will be presenting an evening of two one-act plays addressing Diabetes. The first play “Two Diabetics” tells the story of a Type 1 and a Type 2. The second play “The Sweet Lowdown” combines music, comedy and dance to explain the science, stigma and politics of Diabetes. Heidi Hakseth from the UWSMPH Office of Multicultural Affairs will serve as choreographer for the show. Diabetics and non-Diabetics alike are encouraged to attend for a full evening of entertainment and enlightenment.

The Sweet Lowdown directed by Don Dexter features Mary Fairweather Dexter, Betsy Wood, Emily Cauthen, Victoria Hurwitz, Andy Lindgren, John Morgan and Don Dexter.

Two Diabetiics directed by John Siewert features Donnovan Moen, Wendi Stearns Peters, Zach Heise, Andrea Kleiner, Aurelia Khorsand, Marty Peters and Ben Doran.

The plays will run at Broom Street Theater at 8pm on Oct 25-26,. Oct 31-Nov2, Nov 7-9, and Nov 14-16. More details will be available on the theater’s website . Tickets are $11.00. For more information or to make reservations contact Broom Street Theater at (608) 244-8338.

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