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January 01, 1970

Main Stage Theater

Valerie David, Writer/Performer of The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find The Superhero Within, Directed by Padraic Lillis

A 1986 First Colonial graduate, Ms. David details her battle with cancer in The Pink Hulk and how she beat the odds by finding her inner super powers.

Award-winning actor, playwright and two-time cancer survivor Valerie David is thrilled to be coming home to Virginia Beach to perform her critically acclaimed, comical one-woman show The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within at The Z. A 1986 First Colonial graduate Ms. David’s details her battle with cancer in The Pink Hulk and how she beat the odds by finding her inner super powers. Ms. David has been touring the U.S. and Europe with The Pink Hulk for the past two years, garnering many awards and rave reviews along the way, and has been accepted into 25 play festivals in 2 years’ time.

Ms. David, who was First Colonial senior class president and voted Most School Spirited, wrote The Pink Hulk after being diagnosed with cancer not once, but twice! “My show is not just about fighting cancer; it has a universal message of hope and empowerment,” Ms. David said.

Synopsis: Now battling breast cancer after fighting off lymphoma, Valerie does something most people facing cancer for the second time in their life probably wouldn’t think of doing. With a fear that she might lose “the girls”, she takes them out for one last hurrah. And does Valerie succeed? Is there a “happy ending”? Come see the show to find out! This sexy, adventurous solo show follows Valerie’s journey to seek her own “hulk-like” strength to find her superhero within. An empowering and true story of inspiration! With plenty of humor—guaranteed!

This is a 60-minute show with mature content and a talkback to follow each performance.

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Art Credit: Rebecca Kalant

“Valerie David, who has the talent of a Broadway star, decided to write this show to share her experiences and empower those facing adversity in life. The Pink Hulk began touring the country in 2016 and Valerie David began accumulating awards for this extraordinarily moving, candid, and insightful show. The Pink Hulk is a 60-minute experience you will not soon forget.” – Applause! Applause! New York City

“The joy of this performance is in the honesty and the openness and the wonderfully warm and inclusive woman that is Valerie David…Ms. David has the kind of infectious spirit and deeply inspiring story that needs more than a one- woman show…how about a series?” – Los Angeles Review, Noho Arts District

“[Valerie] David’s story, by turns comical and heartbreaking, demonstrates that obstacles can be overcome and that we each have a superhero inside us. I recommend this show to anyone who enjoys authentic, well-performed theater and to anyone needing a reminder of the strength and resilience of the human spirit.” – DC Metro Theater Arts 2016

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