Stages, David Lee Nelson’s comedy about his early onset cancer diagnosis, will be available to stream on PURE Theatre’s website March 5-20.

The play is based on the real life experience of Nelson, a South Carolina native and comedian who was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer at the age 38. During his chemotherapy, Nelson wrote a blog about the experience, and turned it into a solo show.

Stages received widespread acclaim, especially among South Carolina critics, for its ability to make audiences laugh in the face of uncertainty.

Nelson died in September 2020 at the age of 42.

Tickets for Stages can be purchased online through a pay-what-you-want donation to PURE Theatre. Ticket buyers will receive a link to view the play after purchasing a ticket. The play will only be offered March 5-20, so viewers must stream it during that time period.

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