The stark drama of Farley’s stroke, and subsequent recovery, is woven into the fabric of a funny, fresh and musical cabaret. The unexpected journey she takes the audience on is a unique story, yet, full of universal truths. The realities and consequences of a stroke are realistically brought to life as Farley cracks her life open and inspects it with bravery, music, and humor.
Farley Cadena is a vivacious and beloved musical theatre actress, well known for her wickedly funny roles in The Producers, 42nd Street,Thoroughly Modern Millie, Urinetown, and many more, leaving her mark on regional Los Angeles stages. She shocked and stunned the theater community, in late 2017, when she experienced a sudden stroke. Ms. Cadena felt deeply lost, hopeless, frightened and helpless during her illness, bringing focus to simply returning to her ‘old self’, but her brain was just broken. Nonetheless, she dug deep into her recovery and gave herself the big crazy task of telling the tale of what transformed her life… out loud… with music… to an audience!
Now, theatergoers take a front row seat and get an inside view of her powerful, funny, and mixed up journey back to health, back to life and back to her voice.
Written & Performed by Farley Cadena
Directed by Kirsten Chandler
Music Direction by Anthony Zediker | Produced by Dion Mial Enterprises
Theatre Row/Studio Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10 Ave), NYC, NY 10036. Subways: A/C/E/ to 42nd Street, Tickets are $45 and available at http://unitedsolo.org/us/2019-strokeofluck/ or by calling Telecharge 212-239-6200. Running time: 90 minutes