In many ways cancer is the great equalizer. Even broadcasting greats like Stuart Scott and geniuses like Steve Jobs aren't immune to its grim rigors. But its horrors are universal, and this weekend Emmy-award winner and Purdue University graduate Jon Spelman will try to reveal the positive in that devastating disease. Spelman uses his own battles with cancer to flesh out the Prostate Dialogues: Tales of the Tallywacker. He explores how prostate cancer changes one's perceptions of mortality and masculinity, and personally the effects it has on his relationships both sexual and platonic.
Spelman's performance takes place Jan. 10th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater. The event is presented by Storytelling Arts of Indiana and costs $20 online, or $25 at the door. In the meantime, enjoy Jon's retelling of a story shared with him by a woman at one of his shows.