Finding God in Lance

STORY TIME: The Orchid and the Crow, a one-man comedy musical, is coming to Mount Compass War Memorial Hall later this month. Photo: Facebook.
STORY TIME: The Orchid and the Crow, a one-man comedy musical, is coming to Mount Compass War Memorial Hall later this month. Photo: Facebook.

A comedy about an atheist surviving cancer by finding God in Lance Armstrong is coming to the Mount Compass War Memorial Hall for the September instalment of the Mount Compass Supper Club.

Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-Atheist household. In 2004, he found out he had stage-four testicular cancer and went searching for God... any God. Enter Lance Armstrong.

Like Lance Armstrong, Daniel is a testicular cancer survivor. His award winning one man show The Orchid and The Crow, which comes to Mount Compass on Tuesday, September 25, is a funny, uplifting musical roller-coaster about faith, family and survival.

Part story, part cabaret, part theatre, with a soundtrack that segues between rock, pop and contemporary opera, the play deals with rarely discussed themes in an entertaining, theatrical, accessible and comical form.

At 29, Daniel is an atheist, single and living the life of a bohemian artist in Melbourne. God was not pleased!

Appalled with Daniel’s lifestyle choices, God makes an example of him and appears on earth to smite him with stage four testicular cancer. Stage five is death. Daniel is left in a spiritual vacuum and reaching for faith in something. Enter Lance Armstrong, an unlikely modern messiah, seven-time winner of the Tour de France and testicular cancer survivor.

Written and performed by Daniel Tobias, audiences have described this brilliantly clever and ultimately moving story as ‘life-changing’. It includes a post-show Q&A.

The show is at 7.30pm on September 25. Tickets are $27 for adults, $10 for under 17s, and $24 for group bookings.

To book, visit www.countryarts.org.au or the Mount Compass Post Office.

Suitable for audiences 15 and over.

Handpicked lineup is coming…

Keep an eye on The Times’ website and Facebook page in the coming week as we get set to announce the lineup for this year’s Handpicked Festival lineup. 

The festival, held at Lake Breeze Wines in Langhorne Creek, has been locked in for November 10.

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