How Prostate Cancer Made A Man Of Me
A divorced single parent in his 50’s is diagnosed with prostate cancer at the most inconvenient time for him, just when he has begun a passionate romance with a woman who just might be the right one for him.
To avoid surgery he elects a less invasive treatment, whose one “minor” side effect is that it renders him a chemical eunuch for a year.
The comedy and drama derive from the circumstance of a man having to execute all his iconic male roles –father, son, lover, friend, ex-husband, teacher, writer, human – only now from the point of view of a man facing his mortality and, worse, with no sex drive.
At the core of the play is the serious question:
What does it mean to be a man when the thing that
defines manhood is gone?