WCU student to perform his orginal one man show

Western Carolina University sophomore Jonathan Cobrda will present his original one-man show “Sweet ‘N Low: The True Story of One Diabetic’s Journey to Keep Spirits High and Sugars Low” at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 30.

Cobrda’s has been performing this show around the country for two years now in conjunction with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) in order to raise awareness about the disease.

The show illustrates Cobrda’s own experience with Type 1 diabetes from his diagnosis at the age of 12 up untill now. Peter Savage, a performance instructor at WCU says Cobrda believes the educational atmosphere of WCU is the perfect place to spread his advocacy.

The production will be held in the performance hall of WCU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center and will be a one time performance fundraiser for JDRF.

The production sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office for Undergraduate Studies, “Sweet ‘N Low” is more than just a show. The performance will coincide with a Scholarship Fair in the lobby of FPAC where a variety of WCU programs, students, and faculty will present research and class projects that tie into not only Diabetes but also the general health and well-being of our student body and campus community.

The scholarship fair will begin at 2 p.m. in the FPAC lobby. The cost is $5 for everyone with all the proceeds to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Tickets are available through the FAPAC box office, by calling 828-227-2479, or online at fapac.wcu.edu.

“We hope to not only have a large turnout from campus but also from the broader community of Western North Carolina as diabetes and the issues associated with it affects us all,” said Savage.