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‘Strange Bedfellows’ to Raise Funds to Fight Cancer

Civic groups in Falls Church and the surrounding area are coming together to raise money for cancer research and treatment. Organizing under the name Strange Bedfellow, their mission is “common cause for worthy causes.” The organizers hope to bring together people in the Falls Church area of every special interest and political persuasion.

Strange Bedfellow is in the early stages of planning two performances of a one-person play, “The Actual Dance,” on Sunday, Feb. 23, at Creative Cauldron in Falls Church. Playwright and actor Sam Simon has generously agreed to forgo fees and expense reimbursement to help raise money to fight cancer, and Creative Cauldron is helping to present the fundraising program.

In the spring of 2000, Sam’s wife, Susan, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. “The Actual Dance” is a love story as well as a dramatic exploration of the emotional and spiritual journey that the Simon family confronted, from Sam Simon’s perspective.

Organizations currently committed to the project include the Falls Church Lions Club, the Falls Church Democrats and Republicans, the Falls Church area branch of the American Association of University Women, the Cherrywood Homeowners Association, the Greater Hillwood Citizens Association, and the Village Preservation and Improvement Society.

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