The Play “GRAPEFRUIT” Just Might Save Your Life

“In the midnight hour we are all transposed, transfigured, naked and deathless.” Sally Lambert

In May, 2010 Sally Lambert brought her new play, “GRAPEFRUIT”, to Cheryl King, owner, artistic director and managing director of Stage Left Studio and Miss King scheduled a production immediately. On July 25, two months before the first public performance, Sally Lambert passed away, but the play refused to be retired. An acclaimed actress in her own right, Cheryl King sent the play to the much sought after director, Theresa Gambacorta, who cleared her calendar and Miss King, performed it herself. “GRAPEFRUIT”, is Sally Lambert’s story of Cancer. “GRAPEFRUIT”, refers to the size of the tumor. Told she must wait until her health insurance kicked in before she could be treated, she waited for that to happen, was then informed it was too late to be saved. The experience of being alive on this earth and not giving in, is her epitaph.

Miss King’s thoughtful portrayal of this woman in stages of grief and then acceptance is staggeringly real. This is a play for anyone who has Cancer or knows someone with Cancer. Towards the latter half of the play, Sally starts on alternative treatments after the chemo has racked her body. This journey may save somebody’s life. Sally found them too late, but because of the alternative treatments, extended her life and quality over and above the time the doctors told her. For achingly thought provoking theatre, I recommend this woman’s last words to the world.

Stage Left Studio: 214 West 30th Street Sixth Floor (between 7th & 8th Avenues) All shows at 7:30pm

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About The Author

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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