Under My Skin Play in New York
If you happen to be in New York City this Memorial Day weekend, I highly recommend seeing a play that has just opened at the Little Schubert Theatre called Under My Skin, written by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser (of The Nanny fame).
I had the great opportunity to see the show when it was in previews in Pasadena. Now I have to tell you the circumstances of that the day. You see, I spent several hours at an oncologist’s office with a dear girlfriend who had just been diagnosed with F-bomb cancer. A nasty one that had spread to multiple body parts. It was a seriously tough day. After the appointment, I planned to take my girlfriend out to dinner and to Under My Skin.
Prior to going to the play, I read the description and thought that a few giggles at the expense of healthcare would be some great medicine, considering how much of it she and I have both seen and continue to see:
In UNDER MY SKIN, a twist of fate leads to love and laughs when New York’s most eligible bachelor and a single working mom hilariously experience each other’s lives and see things from a very different perspective. It is the world premiere of an outrageous, new, heartfelt comedy about sex, love, and healthcare…the three things we all need but can’t always get.
Total fun, right? Well, lo and f-bomb behold, one of the main characters gets uterine cancer and has to have a hysterectomy. Oh, yes, basically it was a repeat performance of a good chunk of the conversation we had at the oncologist’s office that day. Uh huh. I couldn’t possibly have made that up. I wanted to crawl under the seat first, then I thought about jumping up on the stage (to do what, I don’t know!) and then she and I just laughed and laughed and laughed. Because you know what? It was funny. F-bomb funny.
The thing about f-bomb cancer is that you’ve just gotta have a sense of humor and be able to engage it (the humor) when you least expect to. And you know what? That’s EXACTLY what Under My Skin did for us. It unleashed some really wonderful and joyous belly laughs which happened to be the exact Silver Lining that we both needed that day.
Here is a sneak peek on YouTube:
Here is the link to get tickets & show times: http://www.telecharge.com/go.aspx?MD=102&PID=10210&AID=VEN000007900
And the Theatre, located at 422 West 42nd Street, between 9th & Dyer Avenues.