Story of Neon Man’s Death to Benefit Mother & Son

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His tragic, early death shocked and saddened the entire community. Now his best friend, playwright Slash Coleman, will present the world premier of his comedy, The Neon Man and Me, in Roanoke, VA and give the proceeds to his son.

Richmond, VA playwright, Slash Coleman, will present the world premier of his comedy, The Neon Man and Me, at Mill Mountain Theater in Roanoke, VA on Friday, October 14, 2005 at 8:00 pm. The one-man-show is a tribute to the life of his late best friend Mark Jamison, who was electrocuted last year as he was hanging a neon sign. Proceeds of the 60-minute show will be divided between living and education expenses for his best friend’s son.

Jamison was known throughout Roanoke as “The Neon Man.” He was a gifted artist in the medium of neon. His tragic, early death shocked and saddened the entire community.

“I’d like to think my show is a care package to his son and family," Coleman says," but it has helped me in my search for peace after his death too.”

Richmond Magazine recently awarded an Editor's Pick to The Neon Man and Me. It has also received coverage from National Public Radio, The Richmond Times Dispatch and Radford University Magazine.

A Richmond native, Coleman is a novelist, short story writer and author of the book “Is My Chakra Pretty?” He went on a national tour last year with his one-man-show, “Love in Boxes.” He currently lives in Richmond where he is working in his family’s business. The Roanoke debut will be followed by shows on Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 and 8:00 and on Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 at Mill Mountain Theatre.

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