New York, NY (PRWEB) September 2, 2007
One man's struggle with breast cancer is the topic of Die Laughing, a new play presented by the Diversity Players of Harlem. The play was written by Marq Overton and will be directed by Dwight Ali Williams. Performances will be at the Roy Arias Theatres from September 26 - September 30, 2007.
Male breast cancer makes up only about 1 percent of all breast cancer cases, but of that 1 percent about 26 percent of them die, which is due in part to the lateness of detection. This brings to light a much bigger issue, and that is men's health care. Men are less likely to say something when something is wrong with them, let alone get tested for diseases they don't feel they have or can get. So it does not matter if it is breast, colon, skin, lung or prostate cancer, men must be more aware to improve their health and save their lives.
Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with breast cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching. Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?
The Cast of Die Laughing Includes: Gil Charleston, Forrest Renaissance, Tamiko White, Okema T. Moore and Kristen Ivy Haynes
The Roy Arias Theatres @ the Times Square Arts Center is at 300 W 43rd Street 5th Floor New York, NY, between 8th and 9th Avenues.
Performances are scheduled for September 26 - September 30, 2007. Wednesday through Friday performances are at 7:00 p.m. Saturday performances are at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday's performances are at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Ticket Prices are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society and the Miracle House. Tickets are available at Theatermania.com or at (212) 352 - 3101 for credit card purchases. We also accept tdf vouchers for payment. For group rates or more information please call the Diversity Players of Harlem at (212) 591 - 1215.
Dwight Ali Williams
(646) 761 - 0470
dwight @ diversityplayersofharlem.com
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