Lo­cal MD pens Fringe play

The Glengarry News - - Student Voice - BY STEVEN WARBURTON News Staff

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.

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