No Cure For Cancer

An inquisitive young man and a troubled mother meet in a medical library. Diagnoses are made, and a cure is sought.
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No Cure For Cancer

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  • Rey Dabalsa:
    28 Oct. 2019
    Powerful play with succinct word-play about a topic that is difficult to tackle (cancer). Two characters from very different backgrounds attempt to make sense of life through what one is reading and the other is experiencing. The two characters clash, but it is evident that the reason for their confrontation is not such much their dislike for one another, but their frustration at what's happening in their lives at that moment. Quite a psychological piece and one that would be perfect for two strong actors. Awesome!
  • Stephen Graff:
    24 Apr. 2019
    David Hansen has written a piece that seems, at first glance, to be a conversation between grief and cold logic, but then the woman’s personal story about her own loss and of the doctor’s dismissive approach to her son gives dramatic, emotional clarity to the discussion at the beginning about specimens in jars. This short but dramatically powerful play builds to a pitch-perfect ending.
  • Donna Gordon:
    21 Apr. 2019
    Talk about inhumanity to man. Both of these characters seem far out on their own feelings, which undoubtedly have much to do with their beliefs. I would choose the realist. This covers ground that evokes much thought.

Character Information

  • She
    30s,
    Jewish
    ,
    Female
    A nervous parent.
  • He
    Late 20s,
    White
    ,
    Male
    A confident student.

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
    ,
    2017