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Event Archive - My Stroke of Luck at Victoria Fringe #yyjFringe: Diane M Barnes

Fri. August 25th 2017 - Fri. August 25th 2017 @  St Andrew's Kirk Hall (All Ages)
6:45 PM doors at 6:30 PM
Tickets at: Ticket Rocket Lounge, #101 – 804 Broughton Street, Fringe HQ, 1609 Blanshard (at Fisgard, across from Romeos), Kirk Hall
Presented by: Nanaimo Fringe Festival

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“Very uplifting.” - London Free Press
“An amazing life story… a wonderful woman to spend 75 minutes with.”
London Yodeller
“An entertaining enlightening piece that educates as well as touches the heart.”
Arts Beat LA

Diane wakes up. Alone. The place looks hauntingly familiar. But she expected to be dead. “Where am I?” she wonders. “It’s not the hospital. Home? But if this is home, where are my children?”

Did you know the average person looses 1.9 million brain cells every minute a stroke goes untreated? I knew; I’m a doctor, a radiologist who diagnoses strokes! But I did not deal with having a stroke very well. It was 21 hours before I drove myself to the hospital! Come see how that worked for out for us- me, a single parent by adoption family, and my biracial, ‘tween, sons – one gifted, one special needs.

You’ll laugh in surprise, you’ll hold your breath, you might cry, too, at this spellbinding and funny look at love, family and seemingly insurmountable odds. My Stroke of Luck is the gift that keeps on giving.

Diane is a black SF Bay Area based physician, B.A Stanford (psychology) and Yale University School of Medicine. A Meisner trained actor, Diane studied with Anna Deveare Smith. “My Stroke of Luck” was developed at The Marsh with David Ford. My Stroke of Luck has played at The Marsh San Francisco and Berkeley, Canadian and US Fringe Festivals and the Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival. My Stroke of Luck opens at The Marsh, SF Nov 2 for a six week run. My Stroke of Luck supported in part by Theater Bay Area CA$H grant.


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