Balls by Rob Salerno
Two best friends learn what it takes to be a man as they confront testicular cancer.
Bastian and Paul have been best friends since they were kids. When they're about to begin university, Paul discovers a lump on his testicle. Bastian does his best to be there for his friend, supporting him through treatments and even running an ingenious fundraiser for cancer research. Paul recovers, but months later Bastian goes through his own health crisis. And when Paul's semi-annual check-up reveals his cancer's returned, the friends need to rely on each other more than ever for both to pull through.
First produced by Ten Foot Pole Theatre, Toronto, May 2009
4.5 Stars — “An honest and sincere tale of friendship” — Winnipeg Sun
4.5 Stars — “Very serious, seriously hilarious” — See Magazine (Edmonton)
4 Stars — “Funny and surprisingly affecting” — Vue Weekly (Edmonton)
4 Stars — “Clever and expertly staged… Salerno shines” — Ottawa Sun
“You’d be nuts to miss this one!” — Saskatoon Star Phoenix
“Must See” — Ottawa Citizen