Jennifer Jasper in association with
the Rendezvous/Jewelbox Theater presents
FAMILY AFFAIR—Cabaret, served up family style.
at the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
$10 Cash Only at the door—no pre-sales
Doors open at 7pm.
It’s all about mothers in May!
Join us along with:
- Katy Bourne
- Scot Augustson
- Beth Maxey
- Jimm McIver
- Kimberlee della Luce and
- Julie Robinson-Jasper
as we explore the funny, touching and frustrating moments of motherhood and mothers.
May 21st we will benefit Jena Cane.
Here is Jena’s story. I have known Jena for many years and celebrate her strength and courage.
In 2009 I was diagnosed with two forms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an aggressive form and a slow growing form of this very common blood cancer. I had a large tumor burden throughout my torso and in the bone marrow, and was really scared. I went through 8 months of chemotherapy and a trial drug that was supposed to give me a very long remission. Instead, after three and a half years we discovered a few enlarged lymph nodes on my neck and armpit and I was diagnosed with a relapsed slow-growing form of follicular lymphoma. For the past 6 months I have been under the care of a naturopathic oncologist and have been receiving a twice-weekly alternative treatment of high-dose intravenous vitamin C therapy plus artemisinin, a malaria drug that has shown good results with cancer. Sadly and frustratingly, it is not covered by insurance—even though it is keeping me out of the astronomically expensive conventional chemotherapy!
I feel great and have high, but realistic hopes that I’ll keep it in check. There is no “cure” but there are great advancements in the understanding and treatment of this disease. I spend a lot of time getting my treatment, eating well, exercising, and practicing many of the healing arts and researching what to do next! It’s been a devastatingly sad few years with the deaths of our friends Heather, Andrea, Chris Welch and my best friend Mary—all from cancers. I am bound and determined to do my utmost to figure this shit out and live as long and as healthily as I can.
Come on down and join us for this monthly cabaret to celebrate the casserole that is our families. Performers from all types of performance disciplines such as storytelling, dance, writing, music, and visual arts will be sharing their family secrets and skeletons.
Created by Seattle storyteller Jennifer Jasper.
Every family has a little crazy in it—some people like to share it with others.