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Joy Juice-A young man's story of chemo,cancer & good fortune

solo performance · pmdj · Ages 13+ · family friendly · one person show · United States of America

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FRANCISCO BRACHO certified reviewer June 08, 2015
We are invited in to the life of a high school senior and his experience with cancer. We see the love and closeness of his family and the care of his doctor. Through this we remember for ourselves how small acts can mean so much. ... full review
TIDA MAW June 09, 2015
A truly heartfelt story that touched us as we accompany him on his journey battling cancer. We experience with him his pain, joys and most of all the love of his family and a special bond he shares with his doctor whilst on this journey. He reminds us that like him , we are indeed fortunate ones. His storytelling was thought provoking, honest with plenty of charm and humor. Thoroughly enjoyable.... full review
I. EKPENE certified reviewer June 09, 2015
An extraordinary story of a young man's battle with cancer. Through his eyes, we are able to experience his pain and suffering but most importantly the love of his family. His heartfelt depiction of his journey is not only honest but touching. It makes one realize just how fortunate we all are. Definitely a must see!!... full review
SIMON DAVIES June 09, 2015
Young Danny Alotta bears his soul in this deeply personal solo account of his extraordinary journey through cancer. This is a touching, sometimes shockingly explicit reveal of the experience and his inner most thoughts and feelings. Alotta, new to the stage but showing creditable acting talent, takes us on a journey where we veer from being observers to feeling like we are participants. Based on his book of the same name, Joy Juice (his teenage description for the chemotherapy drugs) we are plunged into the trauma of diagnosis, the ravages and the brutal impact of the treatment and the emotional roller coaster ride that he and his family were forced to endure. Despite this, there are gentle moments of warmth, affection and humor that reinvig... full review
MARC FRANCOEUR certified reviewer June 13, 2015
An honest and simple show about one man's journey through a death defying health crisis. Danny brings a sincere and understated tone to his portrayal of himself in this autobiographical one man show. I laughed and cried and was reminded of what a special gift life truly is. AND Danny's JOY JUICE Foundation is a great cherry on top this sundae. He has truly used alchemy to take his life experience and help children with cancer through his foundation which provides them fashion make-overs to make them feel better and more empowered. WAY TO GO DANNY! I am behind you 100%!!... full review
MICHAEL GORDON SHAPIRO certified reviewer June 13, 2015
A heartfelt and no-punches-pulled personal narrative of a teen's fight and triumph over cancer. Though a biographical vignette can't offer the structured rise-and-fall of a work of fiction, Joy Juice offers plenty of laughter, twists, and drama. Danny's affable personality and down-to-earth delivery helps give uplift to a sometimes harrowing account, and keeps the weighty subject matter from getting lachrymose. Though you know from the get-go that Danny survived and triumphed, the sometimes-funny, sometimes-intensely-gripping story of his journey is well worth following. ... full review
GREGORY CRAFTS June 30, 2015
"Beauty is, truth beauty." Joy Juice is a story brimming with truth, and is a beautiful experience to behold because of that truth. Danny's story is one of courage told with such utter sincerity, it's hard not to root for him. He bares his soul, sharing even the most intimate details behind his fight against Lymphoma, and that brutally honesty, that bluntness he employs as he shares the many highs and lows he experienced, makes this show that much more relatable and deeply affecting. Bravo. ... full review

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