Colon Cancer Surgery Can't Keep Actress
Sylvia Malone from Taking the Stage
One by one the actors strut across the stage, bow and are embraced by the
warm crackle of applause. When Sylvia Malone takes her curtain call, the
The standing ovation is for Malone's opening-night performance in the CAST
production of "The Trip to Bountiful." But few in the audience are aware of what
she endured outside of the spotlight.
Spending two hours stalking the stage, delivering pages of dialogue with
resonating power and emotion — while maintaining a marathon pace that would
exhaust a teenager — is an impressive feat for anyone.
Sylvia Malone did it five months after having her colon removed. She is also
As a retired professor of speech from Jacksonville State University with a long
career in theater — both as a drama teacher and actor — Malone tells her own
story as though it was part of the lesson plan. And she refuses to cast herself
in the hero's role.
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