How a Music Exec Faced Death: As a Playwright

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Michael Reinert, for 30 years an executive in the music business, always thought he was a playwright at heart, but it wasn't until he was 51 — very specifically, when diagnosed with incurable blood cancer — that he actually turned into one.

So Tell Me, What Can I Do? is the result of his life and labors — one man's look at the journey taken while facing the ultimate threat to his life. And it will be performed by Reinert himself, now 53 and in complete remission, the next three Mondays running (June 7, 14 and 21) at 7:30 PM at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre.

This one-man show was developed at "Tuesdays@9," Naked Angels' popular cold-reading series, while Reinert was going through initial chemotherapy.

Days before he went in for a stem-cell transplant, the show was presented as a full reading at Naked Angels' "1st Mondays." The current presentation is its first full production.

All of the proceeds that are generated from this project in whatever form are going to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the people that Reinert gives the most credit to for funding the drug research that has kept him alive.

— Harry Haun

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