People turn up at a cancer hospital on the worst day of their lives. In I’m Revolting, a moving and often unsettling world premiere from Atlantic Theatre Company, playwright Gracie Gardner dissects the fears and motivations of patients and their caregivers with surgical precision. The opposite of a feel-good weepie about overcoming illness and adversity, Gardner’s drum-tight script gives us the experience of sickness pitched to true life, with hope and despair in equal measure.
As in Greek tragedy, Gardner keeps the life-changing moments of impact offstage. The audience sees only the anxiety awaiting a diagnosis or a procedure and its aftermath…
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