In Toronto? Check out Cancer Can’t Dance Like This

Cancer survivor, and YACC alumnus, Daniel Stolfi is brining his hit one-person show, Cancer Can’t Dance Like This, to this summer’s Toronto Fringe Festival. We had the pleasure of seeing a performance during the 2010 Survivor Conference, and it is sweet, hilarious, and raw from the first second through to the end.

For those of you who don’t know, Daniel was diagnosed with Acute Non-Hodgkin’s T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in 2008, a form of cancer that would require aggressive chemotherapy over the next two years of his life. Just as his acting career was taking off, he put it all on hold to embark on the most physically, mentally, and emotionally draining journey of his life. While battling cancer, he lost his hair, his appetite, his strength, and his sex drive. Most tragically, he lost his ability and his desire to dance.

With comedy at its core, this one-man show uses larger than life characters to vividly portray Daniel’s experience. Told mercilessly with a thrill and lust for the finer things in life, Cancer Can’t Dance Like This recalls the pain Dan endured during his treatment while embracing his own saving grace—the fine art of comedy.

Cancer Can’t Dance Like This has recently been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Awardfor “Best One Person Show.”


Cancer Can’t Dance Like This

Written and Performed by Daniel Stolfi

Directed by Andrew Ferguson

Tarragon Theatre Main Space

30 Bridgman Avenue

Toronto, ON M5R 1X3

July 8 @ 1:15 p.m.

July 9 @ 9:15 p.m.

July 10 @ 6:30 p.m.

July 12 @ 1:15 p.m.

July 13 @ 2:15 p.m.

July 15 @ 3:30 p.m.

July 16 @ 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: or $10 at the Door