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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Front Porch Series

Sunday, July 11
Show | 11am

Robert A. DuFresne Performing Arts Center at Winona State University – Mainstage Theater

Sherry Jo Ward is an actor, writer, instructor, and professional theatre administrator. She was diagnosed in 2015 with a rare neuromuscular disease called Stiff Person Syndrome. Instead of giving up on her career in theatre, she chose to share her story by writing a one-person show chronicling her experience with Stiff Person Syndrome.

STIFF is a solo, autobiographical show that chronicles Ward’s struggle with this disease and, in her own words, is the funniest 60 minutes on six little wheels.

STIFF was nominated for several Broadway World (TX) Awards and Ward was also nominated for special citations from Baylor Health (TX) and the National Organization of Rare Diseases (CT).