BALD HEADS & BLUE STARS

by Sarah Peters

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BALD HEADS & BLUE STARS

by Sarah Peters

BALD HEADS & BLUE STARS’ is an original verbatim play that explores the female experience of Alopecia. Alopecia is an autoimmune condition that results in varying degrees of hair loss. It is like an uninvited house guest; it gives no warning of its arrival, you never know how long it’s going to stick around and it always behaves badly in front of your friends. What happens when you’re wearing a wig in grade eight and it blows off while playing netball? How do you tell the guy you are dating that you’re actually bald? How does it feel to wake up in the morning with no eyebrows and no eyelashes and feel like you have no face? The audience is taken along on Violet’s journey as she experiences high school, wigs, friends, family and embarrassing social situations, all with Alopecia by her side. Sarah spent three months interviewing women with Alopecia and bald heads & blue stars offers us stories of challenge and triumph, heartbreak and hilarity all on the road to embracing and celebrating what makes us unique.

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