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"No Hair Day"

  • Catamount Arts Center 115 Eastern Avenue Saint Johnsbury, VT, 05819 United States (map)


How can three women undergoing treatment for breast cancer make you smile? Just watch Debbie Dorsey, Libby Levinson and Carol Potoff. With astonishing pride, candor and courage, the trio, brought together by medical fate, reveals that the new face of cancer isn’t always frowning. As the women pose for photographic portraits at Elsa Dorfman’s studio, they speak freely about their experiences and raise questions about life with cancer: Wig or no wig? Courage or weakness? Smiles or tears? Life or death? As they share their experiences, a refreshing new image of cancer emerges. Hear Carol read her poem, “It’s Only a Breast.” Discover why Libby feels she must “pretend to be who she used to be.” And join Debbie in Paris with her chic short hairstyle. Riveting, brave, touching, funny, heartwarming, stirring, moving and inspiring, portraits don’t get more intimate than No Hair Day. One in nine American women will develop breast cancer. Here’s how three fought for their lives.