Chemo Barbie: My Lady Bits' Journey Through Breast Cancer

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Reviews: 9

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In 2016 Heather's world was rocked by a breast cancer diagnosis. It has been and continues to be a heartbreaking and comedic journey of growth filled with love, friendships, disappointments, betrayals. This show spoken and performed from the heart tells the gritty, funny, heartbreaking,& uplifting journey of a young woman conquering cancer while living life as normal as possible.

It takes you into the mind of a cancer patient from diagnosis to treatment. What a patient goes through from doctor meetings, testing, treatments, and peoples reactions around them. It shows the strength and support that develops with some friends and family while others shy away or leave altogether.

The script is crafted from Heather's hand written journals, Caringbridge account, Youtube Channel: Keep Abreast With Heather, text messages, emails, Storytelling shows, and computer journal.

Heather tells this inspiring story with comedic charm and tear jerking dignity.

Learn More at heatherkeller.net

Reviews

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The actress crafted the heartbreaking and comedic story about her journey from healthy, vegan runner to cancer patient by drawing upon sources such as her YouTube journal, “Keep Abreast with Heather...”

sweet - Diane Peterson - The Press Democrat in Hearldsburg - ...read full review


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Chemo Barbie is a touching reflection on one woman's survival story. It educates and is almost therapeutic (for other patients no doubt) to hear a creative candid account of life with cancer.

sweet - Fiona Scott - Broadway World Scotland - ...read full review


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Heather Keller tells her story with brutal honesty and grace. It feels as though the audience was experiencing her real-life journey in real time, because we were privy to some of Heather’s most intimate moments.

sweet - Kia Standard - All About SOLO - ...read full review


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A warm and open invitation into a very personal story. In the genre of one-woman shows, Heather Keller’s Chemo Barbie is solidly on the side of the confessional and very personal.

sweet - Naomi Obeng - Fest Mag in Edinburgh - ...read full review


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Heather Keller wrote and stars in “Chemo Barbie,” a powerful, life-affirming play about the survival of breast cancer...Chemo Barbie is a one-woman show at the Whitefire Theatre Solofest 2018, written and performed by Heather Keller, under the adroit direction of Jessica Lynn Johnson. The piece takes you on Heather’s journey from cancer diagnosis to her final treatment. You are right there with her, through the grieving process, the disbelief and anger, to the joy and celebration of getting her port removed at last. The one-hour show moves quickly, but covers a lot of ground...Although her portrayal of some of the characters in her story were a bit over the top, it helped the audience distinguish them as individuals. Heather’s energy was tremendous...She’s not slowing down, not one bit.

sweet - Laura Voeth - The Tolucan Times - ...read full review


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With its deliberately provocative title, this show upon first glance might not appear to be for everyone, but, far from being yet another generic misery memoir, it traces the diagnosis of Heather Keller's breast cancer, and her subsequent recovery, with candour and wit. A true story that will prove uplifting, humane and an extremely touching testament to the strength and resilience of womanhood.

sweet - Lorna Irvine - The List at Edinburgh - ...read full review


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This is multi-award-winning solo show and with good reason, I can tell you. It’s funny, inventive, emotional, perceptive, warm, engaging and riveting…and it’s also about cancer. We have all been touched by cancer. I can say this without doubt of contradiction because there is not one person in my life that hasn’t lost someone, nearly lost someone or survived their own cancer. So this topic is about as relevant and leveling as any I can think of. Heather Keller is a recent survivor of breast cancer. Throughout her journey, she took copious amounts of notes, kept a journal, wrote a blog and filmed some of the more significant treatment moments as if anyone thing she went through was any less significant than any other. She shares everything with us…and I mean everything. The pain, the stress, the indignation, the rows with her husband, the depression and self-doubt, and the strength she found in herself and others. It’s quite a story, as you can imagine. But Heather has managed to find the humor in the hardship, the affirmation of the adversity and the triumph of the tragedy. She’s a warrior woman!...In short, it's Inspiring, it’s hilarious and you would be crazy not to see it…

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Artists District - ...read full review


Monique LeBleu

Told that she had a 98% chance of a cure rate, as of December 2017, actress Heather Keller was given a cancer-free diagnosis after a near two-year battle. And she's so excited, she'll even show you her breasts! Keller's Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 Encore Producers Award winning "Chemo Barbie: My Lady Bits' Journey Through Breast Cancer" opens again for one night only at the Whitefire Solofest 2018 on Sunday, February 4, 2018. In a uniquely funny show about fighting breast cancer … yes, I said funny … the Real Housewives of Theatre West actress and marathon runner Keller takes the audience along on a one-hour ride through her two-year journey, treatment, endurance, and recovery.

sweet - Monique LeBleu - Scoping LA - ...read full review


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If there were an award for the most tender, emotional and inspirational show at Fringe, then Chemo Barbie would win hands down. I have personally never cried so much during a Fringe show as I did at this show, which tugged at my heart and connected with my past experiences with friends and family...Heather Keller is a powerful actress with the emotional strength to make her journey relatable to her audience as well as inspire them to live. The show was wonderfully directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, who squeezed out an amazing story of triumph and hope from the tragedy that could have been Keller's life. Believe me when I tell you that seeing Chemo Barbie is a life-changing experience I will cherish forever. This show is a MUST SEE and truly worthy of an extension. Don't miss your opportunity to be inspired.

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


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Heather Keller's warm heart shines through in her very personal and intimate one-woman show, which is as funny, touching resilient and human as she herself.

sweet - Jonathan Meyers


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The actress crafted the heartbreaking and comedic story about her journey from healthy, vegan runner to cancer patient by drawing upon sources such as her YouTube journal, “Keep Abreast with Heather...”

sweet - Diane Peterson - The Press Democrat in Hearldsburg - ...read full review


Avatar

Chemo Barbie is a touching reflection on one woman's survival story. It educates and is almost therapeutic (for other patients no doubt) to hear a creative candid account of life with cancer.

sweet - Fiona Scott - Broadway World Scotland - ...read full review


Avatar

Heather Keller tells her story with brutal honesty and grace. It feels as though the audience was experiencing her real-life journey in real time, because we were privy to some of Heather’s most intimate moments.

sweet - Kia Standard - All About SOLO - ...read full review


Avatar

A warm and open invitation into a very personal story. In the genre of one-woman shows, Heather Keller’s Chemo Barbie is solidly on the side of the confessional and very personal.

sweet - Naomi Obeng - Fest Mag in Edinburgh - ...read full review


Avatar

Heather Keller wrote and stars in “Chemo Barbie,” a powerful, life-affirming play about the survival of breast cancer...Chemo Barbie is a one-woman show at the Whitefire Theatre Solofest 2018, written and performed by Heather Keller, under the adroit direction of Jessica Lynn Johnson. The piece takes you on Heather’s journey from cancer diagnosis to her final treatment. You are right there with her, through the grieving process, the disbelief and anger, to the joy and celebration of getting her port removed at last. The one-hour show moves quickly, but covers a lot of ground...Although her portrayal of some of the characters in her story were a bit over the top, it helped the audience distinguish them as individuals. Heather’s energy was tremendous...She’s not slowing down, not one bit.

sweet - Laura Voeth - The Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Avatar

With its deliberately provocative title, this show upon first glance might not appear to be for everyone, but, far from being yet another generic misery memoir, it traces the diagnosis of Heather Keller's breast cancer, and her subsequent recovery, with candour and wit. A true story that will prove uplifting, humane and an extremely touching testament to the strength and resilience of womanhood.

sweet - Lorna Irvine - The List at Edinburgh - ...read full review


Avatar

This is multi-award-winning solo show and with good reason, I can tell you. It’s funny, inventive, emotional, perceptive, warm, engaging and riveting…and it’s also about cancer. We have all been touched by cancer. I can say this without doubt of contradiction because there is not one person in my life that hasn’t lost someone, nearly lost someone or survived their own cancer. So this topic is about as relevant and leveling as any I can think of. Heather Keller is a recent survivor of breast cancer. Throughout her journey, she took copious amounts of notes, kept a journal, wrote a blog and filmed some of the more significant treatment moments as if anyone thing she went through was any less significant than any other. She shares everything with us…and I mean everything. The pain, the stress, the indignation, the rows with her husband, the depression and self-doubt, and the strength she found in herself and others. It’s quite a story, as you can imagine. But Heather has managed to find the humor in the hardship, the affirmation of the adversity and the triumph of the tragedy. She’s a warrior woman!...In short, it's Inspiring, it’s hilarious and you would be crazy not to see it…

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Artists District - ...read full review


Monique LeBleu

Told that she had a 98% chance of a cure rate, as of December 2017, actress Heather Keller was given a cancer-free diagnosis after a near two-year battle. And she's so excited, she'll even show you her breasts! Keller's Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 Encore Producers Award winning "Chemo Barbie: My Lady Bits' Journey Through Breast Cancer" opens again for one night only at the Whitefire Solofest 2018 on Sunday, February 4, 2018. In a uniquely funny show about fighting breast cancer … yes, I said funny … the Real Housewives of Theatre West actress and marathon runner Keller takes the audience along on a one-hour ride through her two-year journey, treatment, endurance, and recovery.

sweet - Monique LeBleu - Scoping LA - ...read full review


Avatar

If there were an award for the most tender, emotional and inspirational show at Fringe, then Chemo Barbie would win hands down. I have personally never cried so much during a Fringe show as I did at this show, which tugged at my heart and connected with my past experiences with friends and family...Heather Keller is a powerful actress with the emotional strength to make her journey relatable to her audience as well as inspire them to live. The show was wonderfully directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, who squeezed out an amazing story of triumph and hope from the tragedy that could have been Keller's life. Believe me when I tell you that seeing Chemo Barbie is a life-changing experience I will cherish forever. This show is a MUST SEE and truly worthy of an extension. Don't miss your opportunity to be inspired.

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


Avatar

Heather Keller's warm heart shines through in her very personal and intimate one-woman show, which is as funny, touching resilient and human as she herself.

sweet - Jonathan Meyers