Reconstructive Breast Cancer Comedy “Nice T!ts” Makes is SWFL Debut
January 25, 2017
NYC-based writer and performer Amy Marcs brings her critically acclaimed, one-woman reconstructive comedy Nice T!ts to the Alliance for the Arts on March 17, 18 and 19. Nice T!ts is a comedic exploration of Marc’s roller-coaster experience with cancer and its effect on her perception of femininity, womanhood, confidence and mortality. It’s a unique perspective full of humor and heart-felt honest. The show has played to sold-out houses at The People’s Improve Theatre in New York since 2014.
“I hope to be of service to others with my show. To give hope to women who are going through this, so they know they’re not alone and that they are still beautiful, vibrant and sexy,” said the show’s creator Amy Marcs. “My story is about the resiliency of the human spirit and finding self-acceptance, love and hope in a very difficult and traumatic situation. And of course, all told through humor, because I believe that is one of the best healing tools we have.”
Written and performed by Amy Marcs
Directed by Peter Michael Marino
Friday March 17 at 8 p.m.
Saturday March 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday March 19 at 2 p.m.
Price: Tickets are $22 for Alliance members, $24 for non-member and $11 for students with proper ID.
Performances are sponsored in part by the Meisenberg Family Trust.
“Marcs finds the universal in one woman’s story. She has the breezy pace and snappy timing of a stand-up comedienne.” – Lancet Oncology Journal
★★★★★ “A universal story about the losses that challenge our identity, told with humanity and humor. Just what the doctor prescribed.” – Front Row Center
“Simultaneously hilarious and touching. One show you don’t want to miss!” – Bust Magazine
About Amy Marcs (Playwright/Performer)
Amy Marcs is an actress and voice over artist signed with The Don Buchwald Agency. Amy wrote and stars in her autobiographical one woman show Nice T!ts, which she has performed to sold out crowds at The PIT Loft in NYC and Project Y’s “Women in Theatre Festival” on Theatre Row. Amy was a guest on Fresh 102.7 and Sirius XM Doctor Radio to discuss her show and offer her perspective as a breast cancer patient and survivor. Amy has worked in regional theaters across the country. Some of her favorite roles include Gorgeous in The Sisters Rosensweig, Myrtle in Kingdom of Earth and Lucille in Gemini. You can see her in the independent film The Waiting Game, starring Will Arnett, and hear her as the voice of Peg the Pig in the animated feature film Impy’s Island, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television promo and political campaigns. She is an acting professor at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, is on the faculty of ACTeen and also has a very successful private coaching practice. Amy is grateful to have an opportunity to share her story and to use the transformative power of art to heal.
Peter Michael Marino (Director)
Peter Michael Marino is an award-winning solo show teacher, director, producer and performer – best known in the Ft. Myers area for his solo comedy Desperately Seeking the Exit which played Theatre Conspiracy in 2012, as well as several shows at The Old Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel. Pete is the creator/co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere, international solo comedies at The People’s Improv Theater since 2013. His acclaimed solo comedy Desperately Seeking the Exit chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop Desperately Seeking Susan – receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof, Late with Lance!, played everywhere from NYC to London. His current semi-improvised solo show, Show Up, deconstructs the solo show genre and is both about and directed by the audience.