URI will present ‘Damaged Care’ musical, Dec. 4

KINGSTON, R.I. — Nov. 21, 2012 — Damaged Care, a musical comedy about health care in America, will come to the University of Rhode Island as part of the Honors Colloquium, which examines the politics and money influencing health care around the world.

The play focuses on issues of concern to health professionals and patients, including the erosion of the clinician-patient relationship, de-personalization of medical services, and inadequate emphasis on prevention. Damaged Care is written and performed by two physicians, Greg LaGana and Barry Levy, with accompaniment by Brad Ross.

The show has been presented to medical organizations and institutions in 27 states in the last 16 years.

“Only one comedy group is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and leave you in stitches,” said a review from CNN Headline News. “And they have plenty of experience in that department… Medical funnymen who perform with surgical precision.”

The major sponsor of the Honors Colloquium is the URI Honors Program, with sustaining sponsors including the URI Office of the President, Office of the Provost, the Mark and Donna Ross Honors Colloquium Humanities Endowment, and the Thomas Silvia and Shannon Chandley Honors Colloquium Endowment.

Leadership sponsors include the College of the Environment and Life Sciences, the college of Pharmacy, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Multicultural Center, and the Department of Communications and Marketing. Also sponsoring the Honors Colloquium are Cox Communications, the College of Business Administration, Department of Publications and Creative Services, College of Engineering, College of Nursing, College of Human Science and Services, Division of Administration and Finance, Division of Student Life, and Department of Communication Studies of the Harrington School of Communication & Media.

For more information about Damaged Care, visit www.damagedcare.com.

For more information about the Honors Colloquium, visit www.uri.edu/hc.

This press release was written by Danielle Sanda, an intern in URI’s Department of Marketing and Communications and a public relations major.