So I was on the A train heading back home after seeing End of Longing at the MCC Theatre. I had the playbill in my hand and the woman beside me asked what the play was about. After doing a mediocre job of explaining things I let her read the article in the playbill with Matthew Perry. She was suddenly determined to see the show.
Having dealt with alcoholism herself the piece intrigued her and I’m certain she will not only see the show but bring someone with her. It reminded me of how theatre can move people. And how I hope people are moved by my piece.
It’s Not Stamped On Your Forehead is a long time coming. I’ve been trying to write about being sick basically since the time I was diagnosed almost twenty years ago. At the very least I hope the show sparks an honest conversation about what it means to live with mental illness – the medications, the impact on relationships, constant doctor’s supervision, fear of relapse, and so much more.
Click Here To Buy Tickets to It’s Not Stamped On Your Forehead presented by The Midtown International Theatre Festival – August 1st 7:45pm; August 3rd 6pm; August 5th 7:15 at the Jewel Box Theatre 312 West 36th St.