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Talbot County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Performance to Honor the Signing of the American’s with Disabilities Act.

1361108673Talbot County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Performance to Honor the Signing of the American’s with Disabilities Act.

Join the Talbot Chamber for breakfast as we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Hugh Gregory Gallagher Theatre (HGGT) will perform a monologue on a local Chamber member, who made strides toward dispelling stigma, despite his struggles with life challenges.

A talk back session will conclude the performance. The audience is invited to share their comments, stories, and ask questions about HGGT, the monologues and plays, HGGT performers and the actor.

Enjoy a full breakfast selection served buffet style beginning at 8am.

Cost is $10 for Chamber members; $15 for non-members.

The Hugh Gregory Gallagher Theatre, a nonprofit tax exempt corporation, raises public awareness of disability issues and discrimination in our society through dramatizations of real-life and fictionalized experiences. Our powerful, entertaining and insightful plays on persons with physical, developmental and mental disabilities, and others discriminated against based on race, ethnic origin or sexual orientation, help reduce prejudice and stigma.

“Never Quite, Never Flinch” a monologue on the life of William Hollis, a “walking quadriplegic” who broke his neck in Marine Corps training and became an attorney performed by Dave Marmelstein. This is Marmelstein’s first performance for HGGT. He had television roles as Homicide Interrogator, Captain Will Fritz in Capturing Oswald, a Military Channel production and as John Rossi, a paranormal investigator, in an episode of When Ghosts Attack, an Investigation Discovery production. Dave also had roles in House of Cards, a Netflix production. He was featured in commercials for Pfizer, Erickson Retirement Community and Anchor Savings Bank. He and his wife Joanna were dancers in Wedding Crashers and appeared together in Syriana, National Treasure 2 and Shooter. He recently appeared in various character roles in Tred Avon Players production of “Leaving Iowa”.