This short play was inspired by the true story of a New York resuscitator who saw hundreds of patients undergo ‘near death’ experiences. The whole play is set in the city hospital as the doctor does her ward rounds accompanied by a small group of junior doctors. As the play unfolds, we realise that the doctor is having her own ‘near death’ experience revisiting key moments of her life and watching the junior doctors morph into characters from her past. When the end finally comes it is full of radiant life and no less than she expected.
This play, along with 13 other short plays by Angie, is available the anthology Falling and Other Short Plays.