The Orchid & The Crow

A comedy about an atheist surviving cancer by finding god in Lance Armstrong - with song!

Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household. In 2004 he found out he had stage-four testicular cancer and went searching for god. Any god. Enter Lance Armstrong, seven-times winner of the Tour de France and legendary cancer survivor. Lance Armstrong’s story gave Daniel solace and hope when he needed it. Now of course, Armstrong is a fallen angel and after Daniel’s full recovery, he wonders – how many times will he be cheated by a god? This is a story about being let down by your heroes and those who you worship – time and time and time again.

Daniel effortlessly draws us into the inspiring tale of his near-death experience in this funny, uplifting story of faith, family and survival. Part story-telling, part-theatre featuring original songs from the award-winning writers of Otto & Astrid this is an original, accessible, brilliantly clever and ultimately moving story that audiences have described as ‘life-changing’. The play deals with rarely discussed themes in an entertaining, theatrical, accessible and comical form.

4 stars. Turns divine vengeance into comedy gold. – The Age

ONE SHOW ONLY!

Duration 70 minutes, no interval.

Suitable for audiences 15 and over.

Standard $45

Concession $40

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Winner Best Writing Cabaret 2016 Green Room Awards

Produced by Salvador Dinosaur & Critical Stages

Created and Performed by Daniel Tobias

  • Friday, May 18 2018 7:30pm

Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household. In 2004 he found out he had stage-four testicular cancer and went searching for god. Any god. Enter Lance Armstrong, seven-times winner of the Tour de France and legendary cancer survivor. Lance Armstrong’s story gave Daniel solace and hope when he needed it. Now of course, Armstrong is a fallen angel and after Daniel’s full recovery, he wonders – how many times will he be cheated by a god? This is a story about being let down by your heroes and those who you worship – time and time and time again.

Daniel effortlessly draws us into the inspiring tale of his near-death experience in this funny, uplifting story of faith, family and survival. Part story-telling, part-theatre featuring original songs from the award-winning writers of Otto & Astrid this is an original, accessible, brilliantly clever and ultimately moving story that audiences have described as ‘life-changing’. The play deals with rarely discussed themes in an entertaining, theatrical, accessible and comical form.

4 stars. Turns divine vengeance into comedy gold. – The Age

ONE SHOW ONLY!

Duration 70 minutes, no interval.

Suitable for audiences 15 and over.

Standard $45

Concession $40

OR SUBSCRIBE & SAVE!

 

Winner Best Writing Cabaret 2016 Green Room Awards

Produced by Salvador Dinosaur & Critical Stages

Created and Performed by Daniel Tobias

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