Not all pregnancy is pretty and Mary-Jo Dionne survived a doozy of one. Thus the inspiration for “Glowing: A Reproduction Production” – part of the 2013 Vancouver Fringe Festival line-up.
The thirty-minute performance follows a 40-year-old woman, born without a biological clock, who after countless hurdles eventually becomes pregnant – resulting in an experience that is anything but a glowing one. She thinks it can’t get any worse than all-day “morning” sickness, but she’s wrong. At seven-months-pregnant, while other women are deciding on paint colours for the nursery, a cancer diagnosis leaves her deciding whether or not she should go through with a potentially life-saving amputation. All told, this poignant one-woman comedic journey aims to de-bunk the myth that all pregnant women glow.
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased via www.vancouverfringe.com
Venue: The Revue Stage on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
Performances: Sept. 6 (10:30 pm), Sept. 7 (3:55 pm), Sept. 8 (2:45 pm), Sept. 9 (6:45 pm), Sept. 12 (8:25 pm) and Sept. 14 (9:00 pm)
Donations: Audience members are invited to bring a donation of baby food to each Glowing performance to be donated to local foodbanks….but:
I have a couple of tickets for you awesome readers for the Monday, Sept 9 show at 6:45 pm!
Comment and share below one of your less glowing moments of your pregnancy before Sept 4th for a chance to see the show and tell the rest of us all about it