Hershey Area Playhouse Presents Drifting

New Play Explores End-of-Life Decisions

HERSHEY, Pa., April 16, 2015 – Sponsored by the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present Drifting, a new play exploring end-of-life decisions.

When your sister says, “I saw what you used to do in the barn,” you listen. When she says it from deep inside a coma, you really listen. A new play by William Doan, Drifting is about siblings who find a way to connect across the great divide of altered consciousness and how they communicate beyond the mind and the senses, making it possible to say goodbye.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, at the Playhouse, located at Sandhill Road and Cherry Drive, Hershey. A “talk back” with clinicians from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, who specialize in end-of-life decision-making, will follow the performance.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students, and senior citizens ages 65 and over. Tickets are available by visiting or by calling the Playhouse's box office at 717-533-8525. Note: This production contains adult themes and strong adult language, and is not intended for children.