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I Got Sick Then I Got Better - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

I Got Sick Then I Got Better

Jenny Allen

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy


ISBN: 9780822228035

I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER is a comic riff on one woman’s adventures…

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I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER is a comic riff on one woman’s adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole. Diagnosed with and treated for ovarian cancer, Jenny tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining biting humor with searing emotion in a witty, bittersweet monologue that limns the personal and family collateral damage a life-threatening illness brings.
"Speaks with passion and precision…full of pithy, quotable observations that still acknowledge that facing death cannot be reduced to an epigram…asks us, politely and engagingly, to look on life when it is directly threatened." —NY Times. "Ovarian cancer isn't a subject you normally laugh about, but you'd be hard-pressed not to do so as Jenny Allen hilariously relates her experience with the disease in her excellent solo show…excels in a kind of wry irony that combines wit with a keen attention to detail." —TheaterMania.com. "A cancer story that is remarkably free of sap, digging out comic nuggets from the medical mire and delivering them with the easy intimacy of a dinner-party hostess." —Time Out NY.




Jenny Allen

Jenny Allen’sessays and articles have appeared for years in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vogue, Esquire, More, Huffington Post and Good Housekeeping. Recent essays appear in The 50 Funniest Writers in America(The Library of America) and in In The Fullness of Time: 32 Women on Life After 50(Simon & Schuster). She is the author of a book of ... view full profile

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