“Blurred at the Edges” a new one-person play
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new one-person play called “Blurred at the Edges” about the life of Dr. John Langdon Down, the namesake for Down Syndrome debuts in San Diego.
Dr. Down, the focus of the play, was an English doctor from the Victorian age, and a pioneer for the humane care for developmental disabilities, and was the first to give Down Syndrome its own designation.
About “Blurred at the Edges”
“Blurred at the Edges” takes audiences to England of 1887, where Dr. John Langdon Down, the namesake for Down Syndrome, prepares for another day at Normansfield, his residential hospital for the “feeble-minded.” As Down chronicles his medical career specializing in the moral treatment of the mentally disabled, a surprise letter arrives with dire consequences for one of his patients. Although still affected by personal tragedies, Down must persevere in order to effectively fight for his patient’s wellbeing.
The shows are March 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 8pm at the Black Box Space, 4545 Park Blvd, San Diego 92116.
Ticket information and reservations are available online at https://blurredattheedges.ticketleap.com/dr-down/. Ticket prices are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and $15 for students.