BALL & Other Funny Stories About CancerWednesday, 7 March, 2012
Thurs 15 March and Sun 18 March at Camden People’s Theatre – Part of the Sprint Festival
Cancer – The Trilogy, performed as one for the first time
In 2001, at the age of 20 New York born Brian Lobel was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Almost immediately he began to write BALL, which became the first part of a trilogy in which he discusses thoughts, ideas and stories inspired by his experiences as a cancer survivor.
Unexpected, quirky and provocative, BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer is a unique performance about illness and the way all our bodies change over time.
For the first time this trilogy about his experiences with, and beyond, cancer will be performed together. BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer challenges the well known stories of cancer survivors and the canonisation of cancer martyrs that have come before – sometimes it seems that merely surviving the illness isn’t enough, you’ve got to win the Tour de France too!
Each of the three performances has toured independently throughout the world to theatres, cabarets, medical schools and galleries. In presenting the three shows as one Brian explains that surviving cancer is only half the battle, it’s what comes next that is the hardest part.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to perform a self-exam.