Laughing Matters (RiverCity Stage)
Due to recent weather conditions, the performance of Laughing Matters scheduled for Saturday, February 11th has been postponed to Saturday, March 11th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
A Play About Surviving Cancer With Humor Intact
In this play we are invited into the inner world and the indomitable spirit of Kymme, whose personal courage is fueled by her most powerful and endearing asset, that being her ability to see through the surface of serious circumstances to reveal with humor such truths about the human condition that inspire hope and serenity, and an unyielding faith in one’s ability to overcome both those obstacles in the world around us as well as those innermost fears that would otherwise block our confidence in forging ahead on our life’s journey.
Kymme’s story is both an intensely personal journey and a public document as it was thoroughly reported in local media. This single mother, teacher, actor, writer and owner of TheatreWorks Center for the Performing Arts in the Comox Valley for over two decades found herself on an unwanted, three-year detour from the highway of her life. She was lifted up by a caring community who rallied her spirits. Her “trunks-up attitude” has been inspirational and is another way for her to share her experience through her creativity.
Her story is a dramatic one, told in her inimitable style with a humorous twist. “Laughter, support and a vision. These are not expensive medicines, these are not invasive toxins. Yet these three simple things got me through this ordeal.” The play called Laughing Matters is informative, insightful and courageous, its passionate message powerfully charged with determination and hope.
“This play was an emotional journey from crying to laughter. I related with the character as a hygienist who has treated cancer patients, and as a patient who has been through some of these same situations and emotions.”
“The writing and the acting are outstanding. It really is a Must See”
“This may be one of the few presentations that can have a real effect about changing the attitudes of hygienists who are NOT doing Oral Cancer Screenings–in particular the extra-oral exam.”
“EVERYBODY should see this play!”
“…poignant, memorable and informative–a must see for all dental health professionals“ Monica Bacica, President Comox Valley Dental Hygiene Society
Tickets: $20 (+applicable taxes and fees)