(March 22-April 1, 2018)
A CRITICAL RAVE!
(Some excerpts from reviews of the original Dallas production...)
Catch a special sneak peek of STIFF from the Dallas, TX production here...!
The Regional Premiere of
The Risk Theater Initiative Production of
A FAST PACED STORY ABOUT MOVING SLOW
Written and Performed by Sherry Jo Ward
Directed by Marianne Galloway
March 22-April 1, 2018
Black Box Theater • Kranzberg Arts Center •
501 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103
"...a funny, profane, wrenching confessional from someone who never expected to find herself on the 'short bus.'" - Dallas Morning News
Award-winning Dallas actress Sherry Jo Ward chronicles her struggle with Stiff Person Syndrome, an incredibly rare disease which impairs her mobility and causes her unexplained pain.
Part stand-up comedy, part PowerPoint presentation, STIFF is a "must-see" theatrical event - a unique and engaging first person account of what it means to re-assess one’s own goals and ambition when confronted with a life-altering diagnosis.
The original Risk Theater Initiative production of STIFF was the unanimous standout at the Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) in Dallas, winning recognition for Best Actress and Best New Play from the Dallas-Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum. STIFF recently completed a run at Stage West in Fort Worth, TX.
Sherry performed the devastating role of Shirley Jones in Inevitable Theatre Company's first-ever production, Jordan by Anna Reynolds and Moira Buffini, at the Out of the Loop Festival in Addison, TX, in 2007. This acclaimed production was later revived at Baylor University as a benefit for the Family Abuse Center in Waco, TX.
The company that started with Sherry and a chair is proud to see her return to the Inevitable stage ... with another chair.
This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
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