GRAPEFRUIT, WRITTEN BY SALLY LAMBERT

PERFORMED BY CHERYL KING
DIRECTED BY THERESA GAMBACORTA
SOUND DESIGN BY JOE HUTCHESON

GRAPEFRUIT HAS BEEN RUNNING CONTINUOUSLY SINCE IT OPENED SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

June 24 at 730 pm

photo by Ellen Rosenberg - design by William Locasto
video shoot and edit by Marisa Bramwell marisabramwell@gmail.com

Comments from audience members

Lauren A

This play is a very moving one hour glimpse into the psyche of someone afflicted with cancer and how she faced it all with a great sense of humor. Definitely worth seeing.

Anonymous

Great story, superbly acted, and at 60 minutes the perfect length for a one woman show in this tiny theatre. This is what NY is all about!

artichoke

This is a powerful play, well-acted, in an intimate theater space. It left me shaking. It is so helpful to look cancer right between the eyes, rather than let it hover, terrifying and creepy, at the edge of your mind.

Anonymous

this performance was great! We all laughed, cried and sighed with the actress as she told the story of the playwright. I would not only recommend this performance, but am looking forward to see her in future productions. If you are a true fan of the stage, this is one that should not be missed.

Anonymous

Grapefruit was a beautifully scripted play brought to life by a gifted actress. Whoever thought there could be humor in terminal cancer? But Grapefruit reveals the plight of a woman diagnosed with terminal cancer who has no health insurance and highlighted important issues like the corporate greed of the pharmacology industry with their emphasis on expensive chemo treatments because it is so lucrative. It also touched on alternative treatments. Educational but thoroughly human. Go see it!


"....Cheryl King, StageLeft's proprietress, who here reminds us that she's also a magnificent actress. Her performance is nuanced, constantly compelling, and ultimately very moving.
Theresa Gambacorta's direction is unobtrusive, subtle, and smart." Martin Denton, nytheatre.com 
Read the entire review here - 
http://www.nytheatre.com/nyreview.aspx?id=two-from-stage-left

"This tiny tornado of a play lasts only 60 minutes, but spans a lifetime.  Sally Lambert was an opera star and playwright until a grapefruit got in the way. She died last year, just before this play was to debut with her telling her own tale. Cheryl King has done a masterful job of taking up the role. This is a comedy about tragedy, pulled off brilliantly.  We begin with Sally coming out of the anesthetic. The news isn’t great. Then we join her on a voyage through her life’s adventures, successes, and dramas. She laughs and we laugh. We are laughing to scare the devil, and we all know it. But we are laughing, and that’s what matters."  -Karen D’Onofrio- Electronic Link Journey.com

Read what Suzanna Bowling says in Times Square Chronicle 
http://t2conline.com/2011/10/01/the-play-%E2%80%9Cgrapefruit%E2%80%9D-just-might-save-your-life/


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