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A Funny Thing Happened…

…on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of NYC

You can call it simply "Sloan Kettering."


Halley Feiffer's exploration of death and how we cope with it plays at the Red Curtain Arts Center in January 2020.

A foul-mouthed twenty-something comedian and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges…while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other, when all they really want to do is run away?

Performances are January 24 through February 2, 2020, with Friday/Saturday shows at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students, seniors, and military.

Tickets are available through the RCF Box Office from 2-6pm, Tuesdays-Saturdays at 360.322.7402. Online ticketing at Brown Paper Tickets.

Rated R

Please note that this play is rated R, and contains adult themes including pervasive adult language, emotional abuse, disease and death, partial nudity, and strong sexual content. This play is not recommended for children under 16 years old.


"…a play that is as deeply felt as its name is long…[an] exposed nerve of a script…” —NY Times. 


“…raunchy and fearless…[an] audacious mix of crude humor and deep feeling…funny and moving…[Feiffer’s] distinct voice is on fine display throughout, in all its uniquely unsettling glory. A FUNNY THING…manages to take the least funny thing possible and uncover dark laughter along the way.” —TheaterMania.com.