“Ghost Story, a compelling drama that follows three women grappling with the physical, and emotional realities of advanced cancer. As they wrestle with the limitations of their own thoughts and belief systems on life and death, a new perspective on their mortality and immortality emerges from a deeper eternal inner wellness.” – Little Spoon Big Spoon Productions
Ghost Story is the tale of three women – and cancer’s intrusion into their lives. It’s an honest, sometimes dark, sometimes uplifting portrayal of the wide range of emotions that accompany cancer’s return. From bravery and strength to the gut-wrenching terror of a recurrence, this one-act play explores the intersection of love, spirituality and illness.
Later this month, Little Spoon Big Spoon Productions, LLC will bring a 12-performance run production at The Workshop Theater’s Jewel Box: 312 W 36th Street, 4th Floor. (within easy walking distance of Penn Station and Port Authority transit access.) CHN Support Volunteers, trustees and staff will lead topical talkback Q&A sessions after several of the performances.
Talkbacks will focus on a variety of topics including:
- Cancer and Isolation/Connection
- Importance of Family/Letting Loved Ones Help You
- Art, Healing and Cancer
Little Spoon Big Spoon Productions is “focused on planting seeds of thought to raise social awareness and encourage compelling dialogue.” Twenty percent of all ticket sales and all direct donations will be benefit CHN.
“We are delighted to be the nonprofit partner for this production,” said Executive Director Wanda Diak. “Facing cancer can be an emotional rollercoaster. Ghost Story highlights some of the ups and downs on that rollercoaster. As survivors themselves, our trained Support Volunteers bring an insightful, hopeful perspective. Their experiences and willingness to share will help audiences grapple with their own hopes and fears.”
“It’s particularly meaningful that LSBS’ Creative Director (and co-star of Ghost Story) is Chelsea J. Smith, a CHN Support Volunteer herself.”
While the piece focuses on cancer’s impact, it also recognizes universal human experience and our search for shared connections.
“It’s an honest interpretation of the emotions and fears some people experience on their cancer journey,” said multiple cancer survivor and CHN Support Volunteer Diane Bongiorno. “Like many CHN volunteers, I often think that I am here to help the patients I connect with only to find that I’m the one who’s been inspired and uplifted.”
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