The Orchid and the Crow – May 18 2018
May 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Special invitation to Members and Guests of Nepean Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group:
The Orchid and the Crow
One show only Friday 18 May 7:30pm
A comedy about an atheist surviving cancer by finding god in Lance Armstrong – with songs! Bound to have you laughing, talking and helping to remove the stigma of a topic silently affecting many.
Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household. In 2004, aged 29, Daniel found out he had stage-four testicular cancer and went searching for god. Any god.
Enter Lance Armstrong, seven-times winner of the Tour de France and legendary cancer survivor. Lance Armstrong’s story gave Daniel solace and hope when he needed it. Now of course, Armstrong is a fallen angel and after Daniel’s full recovery, he wonders – how many times will he be cheated by a god?
Daniel effortlessly draws us into the inspiring real life tale of his near-death experience in this funny, uplifting story of faith, family and survival.
The play deals with the rarely discussed themes of testicular cancer, regular bowel movements, faith, sex and identity in a wonderfully witty, generous, and ultimately life-affirming way audiences have described as life-changing. Part story-telling, part-theatre and comedy featuring original songs from the award-winning writers of Otto & Astrid, this is an original, accessible, brilliantly clever and ultimately moving story.
The Q & A after the performance will give you a chance to ask your questions. A display by checkyourtackle and the local Prostate Cancer awareness and support group will help inform and educate men and their partners, encouraging men to do themselves a favour, have a fumble and checkyourtackle to prevent these silent killers from affecting you.
Help remove the stigma of testicular cancer, join us at The Joan for one show only as Daniel condenses his life into a smart and scintillating show with a bit of singing, talking, rock’n’roll, show biz and a little bit of cancer that will strike a powerful chord.
4 stars. Turns divine vengeance into comedy gold. – The Age
Tickets on sale now – available from box office 47237600 or online www.thejoan.com.au
Standard $45 | Concession $40 USE THE CODE TACKLE & GET $5 OFF EACH TICKET you buy
Recommended for ages 15+ Contains adult themes and strong language. 70 minutes no interval.
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