Using Acting Skills for an Alzheimer's Cure

Bloomberg News

At the Phillips Collection last night, the Aspen Institute’s Dan Glickman brushed up on his acting skills as one of four readers of act one of “Surviving Grace.”

“I play an aging, balding, Jewish dentist,” said Glickman about his character. “I know three of those categories.”

The play was written by Trish Vradenburg, a screenwriter and wife of former AOL executive George Vradenburg, about her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s.

The other readers were radio host Diane Rehm, actress Marilu Henner, and ABC correspondent Terry Moran.

The reading and cocktail reception raised more than $100,000 for USAgainstAlzheimer’s, an organization started by Trish Vradenburg to end Alzheimer’s by 2020.

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