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AAME Speaker Series


Presented by the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire, Side Effects May Include… is a funny, poignant one-man show meant to raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease.

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Presented by the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire as part of its speaker series, Side Effects May Include… is a funny, poignant one-man play starring Nick Koesters and co-written by author and stand-up comedian Marc Jaffe and Broadway playwright Eric Coble.

Side Effects May Include… is based on Jaffe’s real life experiences with his wife Karen, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2007. It is the story of how Parkinson’s affected their lives, the choices they made in dealing with the disease, and the literal and figurative side effects of those choices. Since Karen’s diagnosis, the Jaffes have raised over one million dollars for the Michael J. Fox Foundation through their nonprofit organization Shaking With Laughter.

May not be appropriate for people under 18 years of age.

The event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Seating is limited.

Nick Koesters performed in the original production of Side Effects May Include in Cleveland. He will be taking the show to the SoHo Playhouse in New York City for a 15 show run in January.


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