Tissue

College Street
May
1999
 

Description

May 4-7 1999 College Street Studio Theatre. Tissue by Louise Page "Cancer is a cell run riot. An anarchist in the body. Cancer is the self-motivated, self-supporting growth of tissue." Sally, a young woman of 29, discovers a lump in her breast. Trying to find someone that will listen and do something is a difficult task. We see her frustration, as the people around her continually deny her problem, and fear as it is finally acknowledged. An operation to remove the lump leaves Sally confused and ashamed, but slowly she learns there are things in life far more important than the way we look. The short scenes depict touching moments of Sally's experiences during this time as well as snap shots from childhood to womanhood. This play was written in 1978. Since then research has enabled us to find out more. We now know that there is a higher risk of cancer if it runs in the family line. Also more is known about the effects cancer may have on pregnancy.

Cast

Sally

Natalie Walsh

Matt Bryan

Faye Carberry

Paul Gilbert

Chris Keen

Danielle Makings

Loretta Rose

Beth Shouler

 

Director

Helen Barton

 

Designer

Helen Davies

 

Technical Co-ordinator

Jo James

 

Lighting Design & Operation

David Hobbs with Beth Shouler

 

Sound

Matt Lovell

Staff

Helen Barton/ Helen Davies

Group

C’NET

 

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