Summit Theatre Actors Learn Real-life Lessons About Stroke
Lee's Summit, MO
10/06/2017 08:56 AM
Summit Theatre Group's upcoming performance of “Wings” recently got some real-life insight about stroke from Teri Ackerson of Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute. Teri is a stroke educator for Saint Luke’s, AND a stroke survivor. She talked with the actors and demonstrated real-life techniques for working with stroke patients. See attached photos The show “Wings” tells the story of Emily Stilson, a 70-year old and celebrated former aviatrix and stunt pilot, who suffers a stroke and is plunged into a world of disorientation and grief. Memories flood in between painful attempts to re-learn the basic functions of everyday life. Aided by a dedicated young therapist, Emily’s flights of memory and emotion create an evocative portrait of the ability of the human spirit to renew and survive. “Wings” runs from Oct. 13 through Oct. 22. Teri Ackerson will be hosting a “talk balk” about stroke for the performances on Oct. 13 and 14. More information about “Wings” and Summit Theatre Group is available by clicking here . Information about Saint Luke’s is available by clicking here .