"This original one-woman show features the autobiographical journey of a breast cancer survivor. Facing her own mortality at age 37, Heather Carver found strength in the clowning career she began two decades earlier. The performance shows that comedy and cancer often can and must co-exist as a survival tool."
About the Playwright:
A trilogy of one-woman plays, which started with a devastating diagnosis, led Dr. Heather Carver to understand the power of humor in supporting health.
Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 37, the mother of two young daughters, Dr. Carver turned to writing to help process the grief and fear that accompanies such terrible news. Her long journey through treatment, surgery, relapse and recovery provided the raw material for her plays. Donning the clown’s persona, Carver’s musings are thoughtful, funny and ironic as she relates the insights, situations and relationships cancer brought to her life. Author of two books and several journal articles, Carver's research on women's health and performance started years before her diagnosis. Since then she has also written interactive plays, which have toured across the U.S., about women's experiences as breast cancer patients. Carver is the head of the theater program at the Unversity of Missouri-Columbia.
Following the performance on Friday, April 12th, there will be a talk back and reception following the show - tickets for this performace ony will be $20