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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

June 13th 2018:You in Mid Air

Danna Schaeffer's life was good. She and her husband were happy with their work, and especially happy about the rising stardom of their daughter, Rebecca. But their world fell apart when their daughter was murdered by a stalker. It would be many years before Danna, a playwright, would create You in Mid Air, and play about loving, and losing Rebecca. Described as both honest, poignant and funny, Danna's play captures both the grief and continued life of her relationship with the daughter she lost. It also illustrates how loss brings things we never expected into our lives. Rebecca was the actor

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Danna Schaeffer

Danna Schaeffer grew up in New York and Los Angeles, where she married Benson in 1963. Rebecca was born in Eugene, Oregon in 1967, and, when Rebecca was 14, the family moved to Portland. At age 16, Rebecca struck out on her own for New York, where she soon landed acting jobs, starting with a role on a soap and ultimately a role on the sitcom My Sister Sam alongside Pam Dawber, which took her to Los Angeles. Danna's first play, City Women, won a major award from the Kennedy Center in 1988. In 1989, Rebecca was murdered on her front step. Benson and Danna were shattered but survived. Danna went on to write more plays, teach playwriting, publish stories, articles, and reviews, produce two web
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 10/12/2019 08:00 10/12/2019 09:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones Danna Schaeffer's life was good. She and her husband were happy with their work, and especially happy about the rising stardom of their daughter, Rebecca. But their world fell apart when their daughter was murdered by a stalker. It would be many years before Danna, a playwright, would create You in Mid Air, and play about loving, and losing Rebecca. Described as both honest, poignant and funny, Danna's play captures both the grief and continued life of her relationship with the daughter she lost. It also illustrates how loss brings things we never expected into our lives. Rebecca was the actor, not her mother. But here is Danna in a one woman show, the only way she could imagine telling their story. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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