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Improv Comedy Returns to Broadway Palm in 'Harry’s Senior Moment'

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Julie Glenn
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WGCU
(Left to right) Bonnie Grossmann, Leigh Shein and Harry Lichtcsein

Improv comedy is coming back to Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in early May, and it comes with a message about dealing with cancer through humor. 

 

“Harry’s Senior Moment” is presented by the improv-troupe led by 84-year-old Harry Lichtcsein, who has been battling colon cancer since 2011. 

Harry joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about how he discovered improv-comedy while going through continued cancer treatment and early palliative care.   

 

The improv-comedy troupe’s director, Leigh Shein, has been doing improv for nearly 40 years. Leigh also joins Gulf Coast Live along with the executive producer of the production, Bonnie Grossmann, who will talk about the importance of palliative care and how improvisation on stage can help.

Julie Glenn is the News Director and the host of Gulf Coast Live. She joined the WGCU team in November of 2016 to expand the Gulf Coast Live call-in radio show from once a week to five days a week.  Since then, the show has been recognized in state and regional competitions and has featured artists, political leaders, historians, environmental experts, doctors, local reporters, and national and international scholars. After leading the station's award-winning coverage of Hurricane Irma in September of 2017, Julie was named Interim News Director. In January of 2018, she launched WGCU's first podcast: Grape Minds.
John Davis has been a full-time Reporter/Producer for WGCU since 2009. He is the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition and producer and host for WGCU’s radio talk program Gulf Coast Live! John came to WGCU as an intern in 2007, and is now reporting on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to Southwest Florida.  Prior to joining WGCU, he worked at WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh, PA covering local government and general assignments.John studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. His work has garnered awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and a first place award and “Best in Show” from the Florida Associated Press for his investigative work in 2011.