Journey to the Center of the Uterus: Adventures Infertility!
An Original Solo Comedy about the Fertility Roller Coaster Ride.
Written and Performed by Kathleen Puls Andrade
(Typically replies within the hour)
Animated and Directed by Andrew Eninger
Original songs and music by Marshall Stern
This original solo comedy takes you on a roller coaster ride through the fertility fray with differing doctors, "supportive" friends who declare "you'd get pregnant if you weren't so fat!", adventures in the "special man room", and so much more. Through entertaining characters, animation by Andrew Eninger, interviews with men and women ages 35 to 85, and funny inventive music by the talented singer/songwriter Marshall Stern, the show promises to make the audience laugh while giving them perspective on the whole conception conundrum. This universally appealing show will make both men and women laugh, gasp, and think.
Chicago Tribune Article
WBEZ with Jimmy Carrane
Highlights from Journey to the Center of the Uterus:
What people are saying:
"I love that you were able to use humor to demystify and destigmatize what can be a very painful process. That took a lot of courage." - Paula Zahn on Health Secrets: What Every Woman Should Know on PBS. Click here to see the segment.
"Kathleen Puls Andrade's one-woman comedy recounts her taxing, marathon efforts to get pregnant despite being over 40 and having a uterus roughly the size of an "over-roasted cashew." One countrified musical number features... "Goin' down the hoo-ha highway" (...in another song she rhymes "tutor us" and "uterus," which ain't half bad). ...the handful of quiet, truthful moments are incredibly moving. A scene where Puls Andrade receives a hope-dashing phone call while standing in line at a Circuit City store had me wiping away tears."- Zac Thompson , Chicago Reader
"We all thought your show was amazing!! We discussed that it should be required viewing for all infertility doctors and all ob/gyns in general! All of us were laughing so hard we had tears streaming down our faces. It is incredibly therapeutic to laugh at what is difficult and painful."- Dr. Sherry Nordstrom, OB/GYN, University of Illinois at Chicago
"GREAT SHOW! I have been recommending your show to all the staff, attending, residents and students at UIC!"- Dr. Bert Scoccia, Professor and Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of IL
"AMAZING and FUNNY! My wife and I loved it. I admire her talent and courage. If more people came to see this, then they might get pregnant from the stress release of laughter!"- Dr. Tarun Jain, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Chicago IVF
"I think it gives others (particularly health care providers) an excellent perspective on the person on the other side of the phone, needle, examination (speculum!)."- Dr. Ken Moghadam, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Indianapolis IN