March 15, 2013
Imagine cancer as a person … a narcissistic song-and-dance man in a gold lamé suit, no less!
This is where actor, writer, and cancer survivor Bruce Horak’s imagination took him as he confronted the influence cancer has had in his life. With his surprising approach to portraying the disease as a gruesomely charming lounge singer, Horak brings humour to a very tough subject in This is Cancer.
Boasting that he is the world’s most popular figure, Cancer tallies his internet hits with glee. When he learns that the whole world actually hates him, he goes on his own journey of denial, anger, bargaining, and ultimately, acceptance.
Horak pokes at our fears in this satirical cabaret, which is uproariously funny, poignant and personal.
This is Cancer contains adult material and situations, and may not be appropriate for all audiences.
The show runs 80 minutes, and will be followed by an informal question and answer session with Bruce Horak and special guests Dr. Judy Tang from InspireHealth (Canada’s leader in integrative cancer care) and registered dietician Desiree Nielsen.
Cost: Adult $33
Student Rush $15
Location: Studio Theatre at the Surrey Arts Centre
Website: This is Cancer
Town Centre: North Surrey