Dear Friend,

The play Purple Breasts provides an intensely personal, frank, and quite often unexpectedly hilarious window into the spirit of Zoe Miller, a young woman stricken with breast cancer in the prime of her life. Indeed, Zoe's story might as easily be the story of someone you know. Maybe your mother. Your sister. Your daughter. A dear friend. Indeed, yourself. The fact is, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with this disease. At this moment in the United States, 2.6 million women are living with breast cancer and in the next year--as with Zoe--46,000 of these women will die from it.

Purple Breasts' creator and co-author Daryl Lindstrom lost her life to breast cancer in 1989 after a prolonged fight. Yet we need to assure that the play she conceived lives on. Since Daryl's death Purple Breasts has been performed to critical acclaim both in the United States and abroad.

With your support, we can present an evening of superlative theatre in Los Angeles. A dynamic aspect of Purple Breasts is that it stimulates dialogue with the audience. The post-performance discussion transports the reality of the problem from the stage to real life as survivors and others in the audience share thoughts, feelings and experiences. You can be a part of the play's spirit of advocacy in keeping the subject of breast cancer at the forefront of public consciousness. Please join us in this rare, empowering opportunity to merge art with activism.

Tax deductible check donations for Purple Breasts may be made payable to The Met Theatre Foundation which is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) corporation.

Your donation, large or small, will be greatly appreciated.

Respectfully yours,
Laura Owens
The MET Theatre, Board
and Sponsor
Bridget Kowalczyk
Director and Adaptor
Allaire Paterson-Koslo
Co-Producer, Actor
and Co-Author
Steven Ullman
Production Manager
Susan McMahon
Choreographer and Co-Author


updated 2010 November 27