Performance Benefitting Schurig Center
MY STROKE OF LUCK
A spellbinding and funny look at love, family & insurmountable odds.
Who are you when the “you” you know is gone?
Did you know the average person loses 1.9 million brain cells every minute a stroke goes untreated? Barnes knew; she’s a doctor, a radiologist who diagnoses strokes! But she did not deal with having a stroke very well; it was 20 hours before she went to the hospital!
In her 78-minute one woman show, Barnes recounts her experience of having a stroke, her path to recovery, and more. In a spellbinding and funny look at love, family, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Barnes shares her story: a single adoptive mother of special needs and gifted tween sons, who forges a new identity after a debilitating stroke.
“My Stroke of Luck is more than a story about a doctor who has a stroke and her path to recovery. It’s a story about identity, being a single mom of a special needs child, being a doctor who becomes a patient, having brilliance reduced to a handicap, courage, loss, pain, and ultimate triumph. It’s a masterful performance by a very talented woman who has truly found her voice.” — Nanaimo Fringe Festival
A portion of this evening’s performance benefits Schurig Center.
Plus, Patricia Gill, Schurig Center’s Executive Director, will join Diane at the end of the show for a Talkback.