“The Pink Hulk” Returns for Another Smash Engagement at Goddard Riverside’s Women History Artist Month
Award-winning one-woman show portrays a woman’s battle against cancer with strength and humor
WHAT: “The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within” – Written and Performed by Valerie David
WHEN: Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 PM with a talkback to follow
WHERE: Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway (at 93rd)
CONTACT: Trish Anderton, Goddard Riverside Director of PR
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[New York, NY – March 15, 2019] Goddard Riverside is thrilled to stage “The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within” as part of WHAM, our month-long celebration of women in the arts. “The Pink Hulk” traces Upper West Side resident Valerie David’s inspirational journey as she fights cancer—twice. David has performed it at 26 different play festivals in a little over 2 years’ time, including touring the show to England, Sweden and Finland.
What’s the first thing David does when she’s diagnosed with cancer for a second time in her life? Having beaten lymphoma, she is now diagnosed with breast cancer. Afraid of “losing the girls,” Valerie decides to take them out for one last hurrah. This sexy and adventurous solo show follows her triumphant journey as she finds her own “hulk-like” strength to find her superhero within.
“The Pink Hulk isn’t just a show about cancer—it has a universal message of hope and empowerment for anyone who is facing challenges in life,” said David. “And what makes the play stand out is its humor—plenty of laughs guaranteed!
This one-woman show has won the Audience Choice Award at the Shenandoah Fringe Festival (Virginia), along with awards at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (Manhattan), SaraSolo Festival (Florida), IndyFringe (Indiana), Pittsburgh Fringe and Gothenburg Fringe (Sweden).
David is available for interviews and can provide high-resolution photos.
And take a peek at her interview last week talking about “The Pink Hulk” and its mission from Virginia Beach’s CBS affiliate Morning show “Coast Live”: https://wtkr.com/2019/03/07/how-one-cancer-survivor-found-her-inner-super-powers-and-became-the-pink-hulk-on-coast-live/
About “The Pink Hulk”: (http://pinkhulkplay.com/) Since she performed it at last year’s WHAM to a sold-out audience, Valerie David has staged “The Pink Hulk” in 26 different play festivals in a little over 2 years’ time, including touring it in England, Sweden and Finland. “The Pink Hulk” has won the Audience Choice Award at the Shenandoah Fringe Festival (Virginia), along with awards at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (Manhattan), SaraSolo Festival (Florida), IndyFringe (Indiana), Pittsburgh Fringe and Gothenburg Fringe (Sweden). “The Pink Hulk” has impacted audiences worldwide with its universal message of hope and empowerment. It is directed by award-winning director Padraic Lillis.
About WHAM: (www.goddard.org/WHAM) Women History Artist Month is returning for its third hit year at Goddard Riverside. From Vietnam to rural Italy – from Jane Austen to Shirley Chisholm – this wide-ranging festival presents theatre, art and music by and about women. WHAM is overseen by creative director Susan Macaluso, who heads our Community Arts program.
About Goddard Riverside: (www.Goddard.org) For more than 100 years, Goddard Riverside has been committed to investing in people and strengthening community by meeting New Yorkers’ most essential needs. Through 27 programs across 22 sites, Goddard Riverside provides comprehensive educational, cultural and recreational programs for New Yorker of all ages. The organization also helps transition formerly homeless men and women into permanent housing and offers advocacy and legal services to address critical and social economic issues.