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#HealMeToo Festival Presents: Gutless & Grateful
Thursday 4/11 at 7pm
Saturday 4/13 at 3pm + talkback
$20 right now with code 20tix
eligible for 10-PACK ticketS
Gutless & Grateful: The Deliciously Inspiring One-Woman Musical by Amy Oestreicher is a family-friendly comedic journey of hope, resilience and gratitude. Featuring original music by Oestreicher herself, a song written especially for Amy by Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman, and composers including Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Ricky Ian Gordon, and others, Amy’s story shows that you never know what you’re capable of until you’re tested, and that the gifts of a “detour” can be beautifully rewarding.
The week before her senior prom and Amy had only just started to acknowledge that she’d experienced sexual abuse by a trusted mentor. That’s when she abruptly developed a blood clot that caused her stomach to explode, collapsing both her lungs. She nearly died.
Upon waking up from a coma several months later, Amy no longer had a stomach, and was told she might never be able to eat or drink again. After 27 surgeries and six of the past ten years unable to drink a drop of fluid, Amy’s digestive system was miraculously reconstructed. In the process, Amy learned just how much the human spirit can heal through “gutsiness,” gratitude, and an overabundance of humor.
Following sold-out runs at theatres nationwide and headlining international conferences, award-winning actress and playwright Amy Oestreicher brings her hit one-woman musical to the #HealMeToo Festival, as seen on NBC’s Today, CBS, Huffington Post, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, TEDx, and more.
Content warning: Young adult sexual abuse.