The script reads like an epic poem with no character delineations. Director Deb Keller has assembled 15 actors to embody many voices of mental illness creating a "body of the cast" that sometimes feels like one pulsating organism of despair/anger/confusion... Deb has painted a compelling picture with these bodies and voices, "honoring the difficulties many people go through alone, or while feeling alone." (director's note)
These voices are artfully combined with a dramatic variety of music, sound, light, and dance/movement to create a sort of sensory/extrasensory experience for the audience (and an even more intense one for the cast, I imagine.)
I found the script online at http://rlmalvin.angelfire.com/KaneSarah448Psychosis.pdf
Memorable lines include, "I have no desire for death; no suicide ever had." and also, "It is myself I have never met, whose face is pasted on the underside of my mind."
But note, that reading the script will NOT give you the experience you will get in the LCC Black Box. This script is fleshed out and animated greatly by Deb's direction and interpretation. Her inspirational treatment of the ending brings a sense of hope and communion that is not a literal part of the script. It seems to be her interpretation of the final line, "please open the curtains."
Come tomorrow (tonight?) and experience: TJ Allen, Jason Durr, Catie Eldridge, Yulia Fox, Cassie Hawley, Matthew Haworth, Anna Hill, Quinn Kelly, Kallie Marrison, Jacob Meier, Frankie Nevin, Brooke Niska, Vivian Thompson, Eric Vincent, Nicole Yabs)
8pm Saturday, April 29 at LCC's Black Box, 168 Gannon Building. (Park on Grand Avenue; enter the building at the southmost small door of the building.)
Free of charge, but a collection is taken to support the LCC theatre program.