4:48 Psychosis is a word cloud of performance presented in a stark atmosphere of despair. It is chilling, moving, and insightful. The presentation is psychotic—it was meant to be. The audience is inside the head of a character who struggles with the question, “Am I sane, will I get better, is there a way out?”
It was insightful – I didn’t ask for these insights and didn’t want some of them. I didn’t even know I needed them, but I did. I needed to understand.
- The desperation of despair
- The fragility of sanity
- The duality of personality
- The state of mind that sees suicide as the only way out
It was moving– There were times I felt this play more than heard it. It went deeper than words.
- Sadness for those who suffer from severe depression
- Confused by the pain
- Angry at our “throw a pill at it” medical climate
- Thankful for my sanity
It was chilling – To watch the inner turmoil of a mind in such anguish was enlightening and terrifying at the same time. How does anyone get to this point, this brink? Can it happen to me?
- To see physical and mental pain from multiple perspectives
- To realize how cold and inhumane of our medical system can be
- To consider what I would do if this happened to any of my loved ones
- To understand how delicate anyone’s reality may be
If you’re not afraid of being moved, chilled, and shown the inner workings of a mind sinking in sorrow, go see this show. The cast of Andrea Heiden, Max Jones, and Ann Marie Elliot bring this piece, written by Sarah Kane, and directed by Bill Wilkinson… to life.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 9:00pm
Saturday, August 22, 2015 – 3:00pm
Sunday, August 23, 2015 – 3:00pm
Buy Ticket Link: