Brooke Johnson’s new one-woman show, EXTRA ALIVE, is sure to be a cathartic experience for anybody who’s mortal. Johnson was recently treated for a rare cancer, but this is no typical survivor memoir. Instead, she combines comedy, outrageous characters, short films, and even song and dance, culminating in a madcap cancer “revenge fantasy.” 8 pm. $25, $20 mbrs. Adv tix sug.
A veteran writer/performer who lives in South Baltimore with her husband and two daughters, Johnson was first told she was Stage 1 but soon learned she was actually Stage 4. Overnight her prognosis went from firm ground to the edge of a cliff.
Shooting from the hip and riffing like Phyllis Diller on crack, Johnson has taken a familiar story and spun it through her unique vision. Turns out, there’s nothing she can’t do with a Vitamix, a hedge trimmer, and a drug called hope.
Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Johnson spent 15 years in New York City writing and performing in sketch and improv, as well as in the self-authored one-woman shows,Take No Prisoners and Slightly Damaged. Her film and television resume includes appearances on The Lifetime Network, Law and Order, and Spin City.
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