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This article was published 18/7/2017 (1395 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
How do you take something like breast cancer and make if funny? Australian comedian Lana Schwarcz manages, providing laugh-out-loud moments as she details her "journey" — a term she hates, by the way — in surviving her diagnosis.
Schwarcz laments the lack of control that comes from exploring the "dead blind corners in cancer diagnosis," but her one-woman monologue clearly illustrates how she uses laughter to counter the "terrorist attack."
At one point, she makes you feel how bone-weary tiring cancer can be, as she goes through the banal routine of radiation treatments.
There are moments of great hilarity and moments that leave you sobbing, but the 75 minutes is definitely time well spent, and may even save a life or two, if every woman watching leaves and immediately makes an appointment for a mammogram.
— Shannon Sampert
This review is based on a production of this play at the Winnipeg Fringe in a previous year.