Written and developed by Karen Burns

Directed by Judy Rollings

"She [Burns] accentuates her victory and affirmation with graceful pas de bourrées across the stage and a stunning performance on piano of segments from Fur Elise to Billy Joel's Piano Man and Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag.


Karen Burns is a woman who has encountered "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" and chosen "to take arms against [her] sea of troubles," and, in effect, has decided resoundingly "to be." In doing so and in sharing her story, she gifts her audience with a life lesson that is encapsulated with these words: "When given a chance to dance, dance; and laugh, it can save your life.

— Herb Paine,

Limited Engagement: February 18-March 6

Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m.

Half of all proceeds will be donated to CHILDHELP CHILDREN’S CENTER OF ARIZONA. As a licensed outpatient clinic, the program provides critical therapies for children and non-offending family members who are survivors of childhood maltreatment.