For four years, Anita Woodley has performed "Mama Juggs" - an award winning play about her family's experience with breast cancer - to audiences nationwide and in Africa.
"Mama Juggs" will play at the CAARE on February 2nd at 3:00 p.m. "Mama Juggs" will play at the same location on February 1st at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10 Advance and $15 at the door. The performance is an hour long followed by a Question and Answer session.
**FREEE MAMMOGRAMS WILL BE PROVIDED ON 2/2 from 9-1pm By Appointment Only. For information on Pre-registration, go to this link: http://mamajuggs.com/2013-pre-show-free-mobile-mammograms/
Mama Juggs" - channels the voices of three generations of women in Anita's family as they deal with bra stuffing, breastfeeding and last stage breast cancer. Written as a promise to her mother, who died of breast cancer before 50 - it seeks to challenge cultural taboos and stereotypes surrounding breast health and body image. Woodley wrestles with these issues through a diversity of theatrical styles, including a cappella negro spirituals, comedy, straight talk, improv and audience interaction.
"When she's at her peak, it feels like she's channeling these characters, not performing them," said theatre critic Byron Woods of The Independent Weekly. University hosts have also praised Woodley's shows, highlighting their value for students and community members. "Indeed, the audience is transfixed by Mama Juggs, as she relays to you the rather vivid and emotional consequences of womanhood; the phenomenology of motherhood; the complex meaning of having breasts," said the coordinator of Student Life & Multicultural Programs at HACC-Gettysburg.
Woodley, based in Chapel Hill, was named the 2012 Emerging Artist in Drama by the Durham Arts Council. She is a national-award-winning journalist and former producer for public radio's The Story with Dick Gordon. She recently stepped away from her journalism career to focus on performing full-time. After this show, Woodley will continue touring, with shows scheduled in Pennsylvania, Nebraska and Hawaii.
For more information, including video clips, press, biographical information, show dates and more, visit: www.mamajuggs.com
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