Getting to Room Temperature
By Arthur Milner
At 93-and-a-half, my healthy and active mother took a turn for the worse. I accompanied her to the doctor.
Doctor: What can I do for you, Rose?
Rose: I would like to die, Doctor. Can you help me?
Doctor: No, and don’t ask me again.
Rose’s decline and polite quest for euthanasia take us on an emotional journey into grudgingly explored territory. Getting to Room Temperature is a hard-hitting, sentimental and funny one-person play about dying. Based on a mostly true story.