Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fringe 2009 - OOTS - Stroke Is No Joke

"Where was my lost time? I didn't have time to go back to find it."

Mary Helena

Stroke Is No Joke

from Racine, WI

An entertaining,informative,inspiring journey into the world of one woman's stroke and the reactions of others to it. A dramatic testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. Engaging, Comedic, Touching. Real!

This was one of those previews where I was afraid the artist was so much on a roll in her own performing world that she was just gonna keep going until someone physically stepped up to cut her off. She burned through a lot of time at the start pretending to put on makeup, and then there was a sequence where she was setting up the convention of the audience serving as her mirror. Then she actually got to the beginning of her story - the day of her stroke, the trip to the hospital, the struggles with insurance. This may be a case where the person is still too close to the subject matter to be able to edit it into the streamlined, effective story they want it to be. If the content interests you, it might be a show to check out. Probably not going to make the cut for my schedule, I'm afraid.

Her show page

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