I Got Sick Then I Got Better, monologue by Jenny Allen at NYTW



New York Theatre Workshop will present I Got Sick Then I Got Better, written and performed by Jenny Allen, and directed by James Lapine and Darren Katz, playing four performances at the New York Theatre Workshop from 14 Sep - 5 Oct 2009.

I Got Sick Then I Got Better: Diagnosed with and treated for ovarian cancer in 2005, Jenny Allen tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining humor with emotion in a bittersweet monologue that limns the personal and family collateral damage a life-threatening illness brings.

Jenny Allen is a writer and performer. Her profiles, essays and reviews have appeared for years in many magazines, including The New York Times, New York, Vogue, Esquire, Life, and More. She is the author of a collection of fables for grown-ups called 'The Long Chalkboard,' illustrated by her husband, Jules Feiffer. She helped originate the 80's comedy group 'serious Bizness,' and has performed in productions of 'Jules' Blues' and in readings of 'Spalding Grey: Stories Left to Tell.' She produces and performs stand-up comedy evenings in Manhattan.

I Got Sick Then I Got Better, was first performed on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 2007. She and her husband have two children, Halley, 23, an actress, and Julie, 13, a ninth grader. They live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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