Amy Oestreicher got a raw deal, but she took the lemons life handed her and made some lemonade with her new show called Gutless and Grateful, showing this weekend at the Bijou Theatre. A week before her high school prom, Amy had an unusual pain and ended up in the emergency room. It turns out she had a blood clot, which caused her stomach to explode and her lungs to collapse. She awoke from a coma months later not sure if she would ever eat or drink again. After 24 surgeries, she can do just that, and much, much more. Come here her inspirational story either Saturday night or Sunday afternoon.
Gutless and Grateful
The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, (203) 332-3228. Sat., 8 p.m. Sun., 3 p.m. June 1-2. $19-$24. thebijoutheatre.com