Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household.
In 2004, aged 29, Daniel found out he had stage-four testicular cancer and went searching for God. Any God.
Enter Lance Armstrong, seven-time winner of the Tour de France and legendary cancer survivor. Armstrong’s incredible story gave Daniel solace and hope when he needed it most.
Now of course, Armstrong is a fallen angel and after Daniel’s full recovery, he wonders – how many times will he be cheated by a God?
This is a story about being let down by your heroes and those who you worship – time and time and time again.
The play deals with the rarely discussed themes of testicular cancer, bowel movements, faith, sex and identity in a wonderfully witty, generous, and ultimately life-affirming way audiences have described as “life-changing”.
With a bit of singing, talking, rock ‘n’ roll, showbiz and a little bit of cancer, this show will strike a powerful chord with audiences.
‘The Orchid and the Crow’ will be at The Joan on Friday, May 18 at 7.30pm. Tickets start at $40. To book or for more information, call 4723 7600 or visit www.thejoan.com.au.
Lauren Suttie is the Weekender’s General & Community News journalist.