Venue Details

The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater
1062 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
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Rated by 47 members
Review from Joi
Red Velvet 105 events 82 reviews

Incredible story of faith and hope and resilience! Just wish she would have spent more time sharing her experience while her stroke was actually occurring. This is truly a story of how one human being was able to take the lemons given to her by...continued

reviewed Feb 03 2018 report as inappropriate
Clifford Young
Review from Clifford Young
Red Velvet 137 events 71 reviews

A very honest, thoughtful, & insightful dramatic solo performance by a busy single mother/M.D. who can’t believe she has suffered a possible stroke. Very entertaining & informative, she will discuss distressing clinical signs that she tried to...continued

reviewed Jan 25 2018 report as inappropriate
Review from Sand
Red Velvet 63 events 33 reviews

Diane Barnes is a terrific performer. The story of her stroke is not only compelling, but also informative and uplifting. The dual threads of a doctor muscling through her symptoms, in spite of knowing what was happening, and the mother pushing...continued

reviewed Nov 09 2017 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“… Provides astonishing insight into neurological recovery…” – Robert Weinmann, MD, Legislative Chair of the California Neurology Society

“My Stroke of Luck makes magic… no other show brings us so close to the heart of what matters.” – Theatrius

“My Stroke of Luck is a riveting, tense, and touching story of a single mother grappling with no longer being able to take care of herself, much less her two sons.” – Sam Hurwitt in the Marin Independent Journal


There is no intermission.

This show is appropriate for ages 12 and older.

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