About the Play

A Slight Discomfort

A Funny, Touching, Warm, Informative, Frank, Inspiring, Entertaining Play about ... Prostate Cancer?!

Yes, that's right - an amazing play about prostate cancer.

Award-winning playwright Jeff Metcalf has written a remarkably honest- and outrageously funny - play about his experience with prostate cancer. This one man play, based on his journals, follows Jeff's journey from diagnosis through his life surviving the disease. "I'm here because of closet space, ritual and humor," says Metcalf.

A Slight Discomfort is about living - really living. Its universal themes and appeal are not limited to men. As one female audience member put it, "I have a prostate - I've been married to the same man for 20 years!"

It explores the shared experience of being human and dealing with a crisis with grace and humor.

A Slight Discomfort takes us from laughter to tears, from blushing to bravo, from thought to action, from tragedy to triumph.

14 September 2013

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day Friday, September 13th A Return to Rochester I left, or thought I left Rochester yesterday.  The morning began as though it was a bad scene from a ‘B’ rated movie.  The elevator in the Radisson Hotel on Riverside was broken and I lugged my bags down 8 floors to an awaiting Lincoln Townhouse […]

11 September 2013

Notes from the road

Notes from the road by Jeff Metcalf ‘A Slight Discomfort’ in Rochester, New York September 9-12, 2013   Rochester carries the weight of many of our cities on its rounded shoulders.  The once thriving city and home to American multinational and international icon Kodak is tired and broken.  Kodak, formerly the largest employer in Rochester […]

03 September 2013

What happens in Vegas…

This July, Jeff performed A SLIGHT DISCOMFORT as the keynote speaker for the Myriad Genetics’ Conference in Henderson, Nevada.  Since it wasn’t actually Vegas, we are under no obligation to keep it on the down low. “Absolutely the best keynote speaker Myriad has ever had by far!” “I went from crying to laughing about a […]

01 March 2011

Success in San Diego!

Thank you to everyone that came out to the ASRT conference to see the play. It was a full house with over 2,000 doctors, survivors and audience members making it one of our best shows yet! If you missed this show don’t worry there are plenty more performances coming up this year.