Lovely Lady Lump at Winnipeg Fringe

Lovely Lady Lump at Winnipeg Fringe

Cinemateque (map)

Aussie Comic Laughs Cancer out of Town with Award-Winning Show

 Lana Schwarcz teams up with Dense Breasts Canada to raise the roof and raise awareness at Winnipeg Fringe Festival with Lovely Lady Lump.

Comedian Lana Schwarcz returns to Winnipeg with the funny, defiant and moving show she created in response to her own breast cancer diagnosis. In an unmissable hour that is vibrant, touching, real, raw and hilarious, Lana skilfully makes mutated cells the butt of the joke. Cos Cancer seriously deserves to be laughed out of town. Speaking about the show she says: “If I’ve done my job properly there will be two types of tears –laughter and empathy.”

There is a story about Lana’s diagnosis that features a dog, a strange woman in the dog park, and a mammogram that she had because she was depressed (after all, a mammogram is something to DO, isn’t it?). It’s a good luck story about a rare early detection in extremely dense breasts that frames her quirky perspective: the fears and questions surrounding life, death, surgery, loss of identity through treatment, fertility preservation, and art therapy for cancer patients. Collage, anyone?

So now, 3 years later, Lana is joining forces with Dense Breasts Canada (DBC) to tour the show and raise awareness of the dangers of dense breast tissue. Mammograms can miss up to 50% of cancers because dense breast tissue appears white on a mammogram, and so does cancer. Women with dense breasts also have a higher chance of developing breast cancer: dense breasts are a more significant risk factor than family history. Supplemental screening, such as ultrasound, can dramatically increase cancer detection in women with dense breasts. Most women with dense breasts do not know they have them. According to Jennie Dale, Cofounder of Dense Breasts Canada, currently in Manitoba, all information about a woman’s breast density is withheld from both her and her GP.  Over 100 000 women are being kept in the dark about a significant risk factor that increases their chance of breast cancer and a missed diagnosis.

Dense Breasts Canada (DBC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is threefold: to raise women's awareness about the importance of knowing their breast density, to advocate for provincial governments to report breast density to women, and to provide supplemental screening, such as ultrasound, for women with the densest breasts. A collaboration with a comedy show about the subject seems timely. For more information visit: densebreastscanada.ca 

LOVELY LADY LUMP has picked up Awards for Most Outstanding Solo Show (Ottawa), Best Theatre Award (Dunedin), Highly Commended Theatre Award (Adelaide) with nominations for Best Show (Dunedin) and 720ABC Best Theatre Award (Perth).

LOVELY LADY LUMP

  • Venue: Cinemateque 100 Arthur St Winnipeg
  • Dates/Times: July 20 – 30 (Thu Jul 20 5.15pm, Sat 22 7.15pm, Sun 23 3.30pm, Tue 25 1.45pm,  Wed 26 9pm, Thu 27 10.45pm, Fri 28 3.30pm, Sat 29 12pm, Sun 30 5.30pm)
  • Tickets and bookings: $12   Book online: www.winnipegfringe.com/ 
LOVELY LADY LUMP AT CALGARY FRINGE

LOVELY LADY LUMP AT CALGARY FRINGE

Artpoint Gallery & Studios Society (map)

Listen, I’m ok. I have a pesky cancer tumour in my left jug.

But I’m not dying and I’m the luckiest person in the entire world. Cos f*ck cancer, man. F*ck cancer. Jokes, truths and poignant bits from a comic who survived breast cancer. ‘Hilariously honest’ ’Uproariously funny, devastating, heartfelt”

WINNER: Most Outstanding Solo Show (Ottawa 2016) Adelaide Fringe Award (Theatre 2017) Best Theatre (Dunedin 2016) F*ck the Patriarchy Award (Winnipeg 2016)

Genre: Comedy/Drama / Storytelling / Performance Art
Rating: Mature Content (Age 16+, Nudity, Adult Language, Awkward Topics, Solo Performance)

Length: 75 Minutes
Tickets: $ 15.00  http://see.calgaryfringe.ca/events/562-lovely-lady-lump

Playwright: Lana Schwarcz
Director: Liz Skitch
Cast: Lana Schwarcz

LOVELY LADY LUMP AT EDMONTON FRINGE

LOVELY LADY LUMP AT EDMONTON FRINGE

Yardbird Suite (map)

Aussie Comic Laughs Cancer out of Town with Award-Winning Show

Lana Schwarcz teams up with Dense Breasts Canada to raise the roof and raise awareness at Edmonton Fringe Festival with Lovely Lady Lump.

Comedian Lana Schwarcz is coming to Edmonton with the funny, defiant and moving show she created in response to her own breast cancer diagnosis. In an unmissable hour that is vibrant, touching, real, raw and hilarious, Lana skilfully makes mutated cells the butt of the joke. Cos Cancer seriously deserves to be laughed out of town. Speaking about the show she says: “If I’ve done my job properly there will be two types of tears –laughter and empathy.”

There is a story about Lana’s diagnosis that features a dog, a strange woman in the dog park, and a mammogram that she had because she was depressed (after all, a mammogram is something to DO, isn’t it?). It’s a good luck story about a rare early detection in extremely dense breasts that frames her quirky perspective: the fears and questions surrounding life, death, surgery, loss of identity through treatment, fertility preservation, and art therapy for cancer patients. Collage, anyone?

So now, 3 years later, Lana is joining forces with Dense Breasts Canada (DBC) to tour the show and raise awareness of the dangers of dense breast tissue. Mammograms can miss up to 50% of cancers because dense breast tissue appears white on a mammogram, and so does cancer. Women with dense breasts also have a higher chance of developing breast cancer: dense breasts are a more significant risk factor than family history. Supplemental screening, such as ultrasound, can dramatically increase cancer detection in women with dense breasts. Most women with dense breasts do not know they have them. According to Jennie Dale, Cofounder of Dense Breasts Canada, currently in Alberta, information about breast density is only sometimes shared with GPs and even when it is, the information may not be conveyed to women.  Over 350 000 women in AB have dense breasts and many are kept in the dark about a significant risk factor that increases their chance of breast cancer and a missed diagnosis.   

Dense Breasts Canada (DBC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is threefold: to raise women's awareness about the importance of knowing their breast density, to advocate for provincial governments to report breast density to women, and to provide supplemental screening, such as ultrasound, for women with the densest breasts. A collaboration with a comedy show about the subject seems timely. For more information visit: densebreastscanada.ca 

LOVELY LADY LUMP has picked up Awards for Most Outstanding Solo Show (Ottawa), Best Theatre Award (Dunedin), Highly Commended Theatre Award (Adelaide) with nominations for Best Show (Dunedin) and 720ABC Best Theatre Award (Perth).

  • Venue: Yardbird Suite 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton
  • Dates/Times: August 18 – 26 (5pm Fri 18th, 11pm Sat 19th, 8.30pm Sun 20th, 12.30pm Tues 10th, 6.15pm Wed 23rd, 11.59pm Sat 26th)
  • Tickets and bookings: $12/13   Book online: https://www.fringetheatre.ca/
  • Suitability: 16+ PARTIAL NUDITY AND OCCASIONAL LANGUAGE
LOVELY LADY LUMP AT VICTORIA FRINGE

LOVELY LADY LUMP AT VICTORIA FRINGE

V2 – Downtown Activity Centre (map)

Aussie Comic Laughs Cancer out of Town with Award-Winning Show

 Lana Schwarcz teams up with Dense Breasts Canada to raise the roof and raise awareness at Victoria Fringe Festival with Lovely Lady Lump.

Comedian Lana Schwarcz is coming to Victoria with the funny, defiant and moving show she created in response to her own breast cancer diagnosis. In an unmissable hour that is vibrant, touching, real, raw and hilarious, Lana skilfully makes mutated cells the butt of the joke. Cos Cancer seriously deserves to be laughed out of town. Speaking about the show she says: “If I’ve done my job properly there will be two types of tears –laughter and empathy.”

There is a story about Lana’s diagnosis that features a dog, a strange woman in the dog park, and a mammogram that she had because she was depressed (after all, a mammogram is something to DO, isn’t it?). It’s a good luck story about a rare early detection in extremely dense breasts that frames her quirky perspective: the fears and questions surrounding life, death, surgery, loss of identity through treatment, fertility preservation, and art therapy for cancer patients. Collage, anyone?

So now, 3 years later, Lana is joining forces with Dense Breasts Canada (DBC) to tour the show and raise awareness of the dangers of dense breast tissue. Mammograms can miss up to 50% of cancers because dense breast tissue appears white on a mammogram, and so does cancer. Women with dense breasts also have a higher chance of developing breast cancer: dense breasts are a more significant risk factor than family history. Supplemental screening, such as ultrasound, can dramatically increase cancer detection in women with dense breasts. Most women with dense breasts do not know they have them. According to Jennie Dale, Cofounder of Dense Breasts Canada, currently in British Columbia, all information about a woman’s breast density is withheld from both her and her GP. Over 400 000 women in BC are being kept in the dark about a significant risk factor that increases their chance of breast cancer and a missed diagnosis.  

Dense Breasts Canada (DBC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is threefold: to raise women's awareness about the importance of knowing their breast density, to advocate for provincial governments to report breast density to women, and to provide supplemental screening, such as ultrasound, for women with the densest breasts. A collaboration with a comedy show about the subject seems timely. For more information visit: densebreastscanada.ca 

LOVELY LADY LUMP has picked up Awards for Most Outstanding Solo Show (Ottawa), Best Theatre Award (Dunedin), Highly Commended Theatre Award (Adelaide) with nominations for Best Show (Dunedin) and 720ABC Best Theatre Award (Perth).

  • Venue: V2 – Downtown Activity Centre (755 Pandora Ave)
  • Dates/Times: August 28 – Sep 3 (Mon Aug 28 – 5pm, Thu Aug 31 – 7:30pm, Fri Sep 1 – 4:45pm, Sat Sep 2 – 2:15pm, Sun Sep 3 – 7:30pm)
  • Tickets and bookings: $11   Book online: http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/fringe-festival/
  • Suitability: 16+ PARTIAL NUDITY AND OCCASIONAL LANGUAGE
LOVELY LADY LUMP AT VANCOUVER FRINGE

LOVELY LADY LUMP AT VANCOUVER FRINGE

STUDIO 1398 (map)

Aussie Comic Laughs Cancer out of Town with Award-Winning Show

Lana Schwarcz teams up with Dense Breasts Canada to raise the roof and raise awareness at Vancouver Fringe Festival with Lovely Lady Lump.

Comedian Lana Schwarcz is coming to Vancouver with the funny, defiant and moving show she created in response to her own breast cancer diagnosis. In an unmissable hour that is vibrant, touching, real, raw and hilarious, Lana skilfully makes mutated cells the butt of the joke. Cos Cancer seriously deserves to be laughed out of town. Speaking about the show she says: “If I’ve done my job properly there will be two types of tears –laughter and empathy.”

There is a story about Lana’s diagnosis that features a dog, a strange woman in the dog park, and a mammogram that she had because she was depressed (after all, a mammogram is something to DO, isn’t it?). It’s a good luck story about a rare early detection in extremely dense breasts that frames her quirky perspective: the fears and questions surrounding life, death, surgery, loss of identity through treatment, fertility preservation, and art therapy for cancer patients. Collage, anyone?

So now, 3 years later, Lana is joining forces with Dense Breasts Canada (DBC) to tour the show and raise awareness of the dangers of dense breast tissue. Mammograms can miss up to 50% of cancers because dense breast tissue appears white on a mammogram, and so does cancer. Women with dense breasts also have a higher chance of developing breast cancer: dense breasts are a more significant risk factor than family history. Supplemental screening, such as ultrasound, can dramatically increase cancer detection in women with dense breasts. Most women with dense breasts do not know they have them. According to Jennie Dale, Cofounder of Dense Breasts Canada, currently in British Columbia, all information about a woman’s breast density is withheld from both her and her GP. Over 400 000 women in BC are being kept in the dark about a significant risk factor that increases their chance of breast cancer and a missed diagnosis.  

Dense Breasts Canada (DBC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is threefold: to raise women's awareness about the importance of knowing their breast density, to advocate for provincial governments to report breast density to women, and to provide supplemental screening, such as ultrasound, for women with the densest breasts. A collaboration with a comedy show about the subject seems timely. For more information visit: densebreastscanada.ca 

LOVELY LADY LUMP has picked up Awards for Most Outstanding Solo Show (Ottawa), Best Theatre Award (Dunedin), Highly Commended Theatre Award (Adelaide) with nominations for Best Show (Dunedin) and 720ABC Best Theatre Award (Perth).

  • Venue: STUDIO 1398, 1398 Cartright St, Vancouver (Granville Island)
  • Dates/Times: September 7 – 17 (Thu 7 6.45, Sat 9 8.30, Wed 13 5pm, Thurs 14 10.20pm, Fri 15th 6.45pm, Sun 17th 1pm)
  • Tickets and bookings: $14. Book online: http://www.vancouverfringe.com/
  • Suitability: 16+ PARTIAL NUDITY AND OCCASIONAL LANGUAGE