KHEVIN BARNES

Male Breast Cancer Survivor

Playwright / Composer

"I BELIEVE IN YOU"

Music and Lyrics Khevin Barnes

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 Khevin  (760) 899-9577

 Email:  Khevin@KhevinBarnes.com





  THE SURGEONS OF SOLITUDE   

 A Cutting Edge Musical Comedy about Men with Breast Cancer

                     Book   Music   Lyrics   Khevin Barnes

The plots in American musicals are often innovative if not downright quirky. The classic “rags to riches” tale is often retold, as are the struggles of the oppressed, the unnoticed and the overlooked. Beauty and the Beast.  Elephant Man.  Phantom of the Opera.  Little Orphan Annie.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  These are stories of fortitude and perseverance; the tales of the forgotten few that offer hope and healing through storytelling and song.

THE SURGEONS OF SOLITUDE is a dark comedy about men with breast cancer, written and composed by a guy who has it. Playwright and Certified Laughter Yoga teacher Khevin Barnes examines the outlandishness of a rare disease by disarming its invisibility and unveiling the secrecy that plagues its wounded.

THE STORY: Three men with differing forms of breast cancer arrive in a Las Vegas hotel for the “First Annual Male Breast Cancer Convention” to find that they are the only ones in attendance.  Male breast cancer is a rare “orphan disease” and largely overlooked by the medical and pharmaceutical communities.

                          

                                       THE CAST:

Barry Colman   Age 42-- stage three Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  Angry as hell while blaming his misfortune on a life that is inherently unfair.

Spencer Stone   Age 27-- newly diagnosed and waiting for his Oncology report. He agrees to undergo a “mock surgery” by the others in order to help reduce his terror of the double mastectomy scheduled for the following day.

Virgil Cable   Likely in his 80’s but he’s not telling. Stage four metastatic cancer, inoperable.  As cantankerous as he is insightful, he has no reservations when it comes to shaking the boys up with his “alternate reality” his unquenchable cynicism and his unconventional dance with life and death.

Terri Wiggins   A Surgical Oncologist and the facilitator of the convention. She’s both witty and logical as the clear-headed link between the madness and the miracles of the group.

Cyndie Barkley   An out-of-synch folk musician hired to perform at the convention who has far more than mere music to share. Cyndie has her own story of rejection and invisibility to reveal, showing us that you don’t need a life-threatening illness to feel the ravaging symptoms of solitude. 
 
“THE SURGEONS OF SOLITUDE” is a story of inspiration and intrigue both humorous and heartfelt, with plot twists as unpredictable as a cancer survivor’s six month check-up. The show reveals the fears and attitudes of three very different men, while exploring current methods of treatment, alternative therapies, life and death decisions, the healing power of laughter, afflictions and addictions and the joy in living day by day while diffusing the ticking time-bomb of cancer.



 


            Emmy Award-winning television writer Khevin Barnes

                      www.MaleBreastCancerSurvivor.com

    SONGS FROM THE SHOW

"LIFE IS A CIRCUS!"

Music Lyrics Vocals By Khevin Barnes

"WHY IS THERE CANCER IN THE WORLD?

Music and Lyrics Khevin Barnes

"THE MAGIC OF A DREAM"

Music and Lyrics Khevin Barnes

THE NEW MUSICAL : COMING YOUR WAY

  2021