Piece of Mind
Piece of Mind is one of the many productions that were chosen for the Fringe Festival in NYC which takes place the last 2 weeks in August. Fringe is a very cool organization that brings together and supports performances all over the world. They bring interesting cutting age theater to different locations. Right now our kids school is actually putting on a performance at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is a big deal to be picked to have your play be part of the festival.
A really good friend of ours has always had a passion for theater. She really made a career change when she moved to the suburbs and got involved with theater through her kids school. She personally built a curriculum for the middle school to have theater. Then she went and redid the High School. Pretty impressive. Then she started getting involved in her own productions. Her last production, Piece of Mind, was picked up by the Fringe Festival. I believe it is only the second play she has produced outside of the school. I'm so psyched for her.
The play is called Piece of Mind. This play gives a voice to people who don't have a voice. People who have Alzheimer's. It is a disease that people don't like to talk about. This drama shows the effects of the people who have the disease and how that affects everyone around them. Alzheimer's has affected 4.5 million Americans. Serious numbers.
If you are interested, check out the Fringe Festival's website and see this play or others that might be of interest. The show is being produced in New York City at The Classic Stage Company on Friday, August 11th at 8:45 PM; Saturday, August 12th at 12 Noon; Tuesday, August 15th at 6:30 PM; Thursday, August 17th at 10 PM; Wednesday, August 23rd at 9:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at www.FringeNYC.org or by calling (212) 279-4488.