Local MD pens Fringe play
Prolific Glengarry author and emergency room physician Melissa Yuan-Innes has added another feather to her cap – she is starring in a one-person play about her experiences in the ER.
The show, which is named for her book I Am the Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World (and Other True Tales From the Emergency
Room), runs at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, which opens tomorrow.
“My show covers everything from my first delivery--where the newborn's debut view of the world was a garbage can, and his dad crooned, You're so ugly to my own father's fight with brain cancer at the Ottawa Hospital,” says Dr. Yuan-Innes, who has also penned a number of medical thrillers and recently returned from Egypt, where she was researching an action-adventure book.
Dr. Yuan-Innes play runs at Arts Court Theatre at 2 Daly Avenue in Ottawa on June 13 (7:30 p.m.), June 15 (10:30 p.m.), June 16 (5 p.m.), June 19 (8 p.m.), June 20 (7 p.m.) and June 22 (4 p.m.) Dr. Yuan-Innes was able to take advantage of a Fringe program that offered mentorship (plus the waiving of Fringe fees) to artists who self-identify as a minority and have never done a Fringe play before.