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SFGH Cancer Patients to Perform Original Theater Piece

The Araceli Theater Project presents a multilingual theater event, titled "Touched by Cancer: Humoring the Tumor," at two San Francisco locations beginning Thursday, June 28. Written and conceived by cancer survivors, this diverse, community-based ensemble performs an original script and production that give voice to the complex personal, political and spiritual beliefs surrounding the cancer experience. A short documentary film directed by Amal Kouttab accompanies the performance, and captures the process preceding the performance. Experienced theater director Flavia Alejandra Maucci directs the theatrical production. Delivered in English, Spanish and Cantonese, the Araceli Theater Project draws individuals who face tremendous challenges related to poverty and arising from their medical needs. The group serves to reduce the sense of isolation and alienation that often accompanies a cancer diagnosis. The creativity, expressiveness and humor of the participants provide an insider's glance at the emotional landscape of cancer and the various ways people cope with living on the edge of life and death.
The project is a component of the nationally recognized and award-winning Araceli Theater Project, a component of San Francisco General Hospital's award-winning CARE program (Cancer Awareness, Resources and Education). Upcoming performance locations and dates are as follows: * Noon, Thursday, June 28, Free, San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Ave., Carr Auditorium, Building C * 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 29, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., $10 donation requested * 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 30, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, $10 donation requested The Araceli Theater Project performances are sponsored by the San Francisco Arts Commission Community Arts and Education program, Rainbow Grocery Collective and Macy's West. For more information, contact CARE Director Blue Walcer, MPH. Related Links: CARE and the Araceli Theater Project