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The Marsh SF presents My Stroke of Luck, Yale MD solo show

Written and performed by Diane Barnes, MD, Yale '77, My Stroke of Luck reveals a single adoptive mother's experience of having a stroke, the aftermath, her path to a new identity and how her tween sons coped.

“Very uplifting.” - London Free Press

“Beautiful, captivating.” Nexus, Victoria

“Amazing life story… a wonderful woman to spend 75 minutes with.” London Yodeller

“Entertaining, enlightening piece that educates as well as touches the heart." Arts Beat LA

“It’s the show you should be seeing right now.” Victoria Showbill CA

“Touching…A very human piece with a very human heart behind it.” The Geek Authority

"My Stroke of Luck is more than a story about a doctor who has a stroke and her path to recovery. It's a story about identity, being a single mom of a special needs child, being a doctor who becomes a patient, having brilliance reduced to a handicap, courage, loss, pain, and ultimate triumph. It's a masterful performance by a very talented woman who has truly found her voice." Nanaimo Fringe

Did you know the average person loses 1.9 million brain cells every minute a stroke goes untreated? Barnes did; she's a doctor, a radiologist who diagnoses strokes, as well as being a single adoptive mother of special needs and gifted tween sons. But she did not deal with having a stroke very well; it was over 20 hours before she went to the hospital! My Stroke of Luck recounts her experience of having a stroke, the aftermath, my path to recovery and a new identity, and how her sons fared through it all. A spellbinding and funny look at love, family and seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

75 minutes, dramatic and comedic. Selected performances will be followed by 20 minute talkbacks; speakers include Patricia Gill, MS, MFT, Executive Director of The Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery 11/30, Ann Randolph, performer, writer, teacher, of Loveland, Inappropriate in All the Right Ways and Squeezebox fame 11/9, Jerry Jampolsky, MD and Diane Cirincione, PhD, founders of Attitudinal Healing, 11/18, Patricia Ryan Madson, Stanford Professor Emerita and author of Improv Wisdom.

Show Dates: November 2nd-Dec 9th

Tickets: https://themarsh.org/my_stroke_of_luck/diane-barnes/

Location: The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco 94110 (between 21st & 22nd Streets) Parking is available at New Mission Bartlett Garage (21st St between Mission & Valencia) Bart Station (closest): Mission & 24th Street

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