I’m Just Kidneying

Theatre (comedy, solo show)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Amanda donated her kidney for her sister. But she wasn’t a match. Yet, she saved two lives. What?! Sounds like an incredibly heroic sacrifice, but Amanda loves attention, so it worked out for everyone. From carrying her urine on the NYC subway to enduring needle-happy nurses to passing resounding farts, this award-winning comedy questions what it takes to be a “hero.” Audience Choice Award, Frigid Fest NYC. 'She may have donated a kidney to a stranger, but Amanda Nicastro still has her funny bone' (AM New York).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Audience arrive at box office which is on street level. FOH call audience when the show is ready, audience go through double doors to foyer where all three performance spaces are. Audiences are directed to the correct room for their show. The accessible toilet is reached by using the lift in the box office area to the lower level. Any audience member who would like early access or first seating can mention this to box office staff when they arrive.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Kathleen Noonan 91 days ago

One of the great things about the Fringe is the variety of topics covered and I love that while entertaining an audience this raises awareness of the need to register as a donor.
Over 36 years ago I donated a kidney to my daughter, who was 5 years old. The number of live donor transplants has increased since then thanks to the type of process explained in this show, which my daughter and I both enjoyed very much.
Amanda Nicastro uses her acting skills and humour to share her experience of having a sister needing a kidney transplant; being part of an altruistic “swap” of organs to get a suitable match; and provides some insight to the process of checking the donor is suitable.

Rich Templeton 93 days ago

I loved this show so much. Nicastro's extraordinarily natural delivery and storytelling was delightfully punctuated by hilarious reenactments of her going through the hoops of donating a kidney. (Helluva job by director Geoff Grimwood.) Beyond the hilarity - and learning about the intricate process of pair-organ donation - there were moments of tenderness and brutal honesty, too ("I'm not a hero. I'm just not a monster...Also: vain!"). Plus, you get Dum Dum Lolipops! Highly recommended.

Alan Coyne (@DoyleELF) 97 days ago

A fascinating story with all the feels! Learn the inside-outs of the living organ donor process from an entertaining and versatile performer. Amanda is seriously funny, and this topic kept us on the edge of our seats!

Frank Rizzoi 103 days ago

I rip-roaring good time. Is refreshing to see a comic who doesn't rely on trash humor to keep her audiences engaged. Refreshing and witty.


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The List (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

A most unlikely and thought-provoking comedy...

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