Hartbeat Ensemble presents Healthy Happy Hour, a play reading series.
Human stories of mental illness told with humor, grace & excitement
About the Show:
The Healthy Happy Hour reading series is an after work event that combines new plays, samples of new food trends and hotspots, and new faces interested in experiencing the human stories of mental illness with humor, grace and excitement. Each month, we will focus on a different aspect of mental health. The plays selected challenge our perceptions, sometimes educates, and always gives us a window to see and an opportunity to empathize with those living with mental illness.
March 12 – Schizphrenia/Bipolar
The Seer & The Witch by Jennifer Lane (San Diego, CA)
The past and present collide in the forms of Eleanor and Emily, two women living a century apart who both haunt the same corner room at the Elgin Institute of Mental Health. They are each other’s only solace in a story that explores the nature of the female experience and how it has changed over the course of a hundred years, and how it has not.
The Madness of Allison King by Scott Woldman (Chicago, IL)
The Madness of Allison King was takes a unique look at what it is like to suffer from mental illness. Part drama, part fantasy, the play places the audience in the unique position of having to determine what is real and what is not – similar to what is endured by people suffering from schizophrenia and related conditions.
Thursday, March 12th
Thursday, April 9th
Thursday, May 21st
Food & Drink 5:30pm
Play Reading 6:00pm
Location: Carriage House Theater
360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Price: $10 general admission
No one turned away from lack of funds
More information is available at : hartbeatensemble.org, 860.548.9144