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Streaming On Demand October 17 – October 31, 2022  |  Streaming Event I Hate This (a play without the baby)

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Stream the film premiere of David Hansen’s play I Hate This (a play without the baby), an autobiographical solo performance that takes you from the moment his son was born and through the year that follows… but not in that order. An honest, horrible, and even humorous trip through one father’s experience with stillbirth. David and his wife Toni learn at her 30-week check-up that their unborn child has died. Jumping back and forth between two timelines, David tells the story of the 36 hours between learning this truth and the birth of their first child, as well as the year that follows – detailing the frustration, recrimination, guilt, sorrow and ultimate acceptance of their son’s death. The actor plays over a dozen characters, including friends and family members who cannot express their feelings and medical practitioners (both compassionate and otherwise). He learns to cope with his anger and helplessness in the midst of grief, as well as fashioning a new way of looking at life.

Running time: 71 minutes

Viewing is FREE and no registration is required.

This screening is sponsored by University Hospitals.