Visiting Hours

A solo theatrical performance of hope and encouragement for healthcare professionals

 I was fortunate enough to have been the speaker at an event in which Curt Cloninger performed his inspirational skits.  He is an extremely talented individual who is not only very entertaining, but is very insightful.  I believe his productions are extremely effective. 

—Dr. Ben Carson, retired Johns Hopkins University neurosurgeon

About the Show

Dritan-PhotoBecoming five different characters in the blink of an eye, with “insider, in-the-know” humor and heart-touching stories, actor Curt Cloninger will encourage your healthcare community to rediscover their calling.

“Visiting Hours” is a 35 minute performance that fits nicely into a day of training, or for inspirational and funny banquet or fundraising entertainment, or any time you need a bit of “extra spice” for your event.

There are two versions of the show. One works well for a general hospital audience, one is a version specifically for nurses.

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About Curt Cloninger

Since 1984 actor/writer Curt Cloninger has traveled worldwide, performing thousands of times for corporate, university, conference and church settings. He is a masterful storyteller whose work is probably best described by his logo: Great Stories. Well Told. Lasting Impression.”

What Others Say About the Show

“This year, I had the responsibility of planning our Nurse Of Excellence Luncheon. I needed a speaker and was looking for something different. It was last minute but Curt was willing to work with me. It has been a month and people are still talking about that luncheon. They tell me it was the best ever. During his performance, no one moved and every heart was touched!”
“It was exactly what we needed to remind us why we nurses do what we do.”
Melissa F. Davis, BSN, RN, CMSRN, CVRN-BC
Nurse Educator
Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, TN

“Visiting Hours” is a powerful, moving, funny, inspiring theatrical piece that completely captivated our 1200 leaders in attendance. Curt held the audience in the palm of his hand, and they laughed, cried, and were moved greatly by his influence.” Kathy Jones, Director of Training, Baylor Health Care System
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Visiting Hours: A Character Summary

Dritan, a Facilities Engineer, and the “narrator character” tells how he leaves Post-It notes of encouragement for colleagues and patients in the hospital.

Tom, a Cardiac Care Nurse, tells the story of how he snuck an old bachelor-farmer heart patient’s dog into the hospital to cheer him up.

John, a Hospital Chaplain tells the story of the diagnosis of his Parkinson’s Disease, and how he re-discovered his ministry of care.

Owen, a Lab Tech, humorously confesses to being Clark Kent, the investigative reporter and the real unsung hero of the hospital.

Carl Brock, an old man, recounts his wife’s death, and of how the nurses made the passing a victory instead of a defeat.