Friday, April 28, 2017

tonight at 8 pm at The Unified Scene Theater: "Drunk With Hope - a One-Woman Comedy About Recovery and Recovering"

From: Shawn Westfall [mailto:shawn@unifiedscenetheater.com]
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 2:57 PM
Subject: Tonight at 8 pm at The Unified Scene Theater: "Drunk With Hope: A One-Woman Comedy About Recovery and Recovering"


Tonight at 8 pm at The Unified Scene Theater: "Drunk With Hope: A One-Woman Comedy About Recovery and Recovering" 

This evening The Unified Scene Theater (80 T Street NW, Bloomingdale) is dispensing with its normal improvised show and instead bringing you a scripted one-woman show, "Drunk With Hope: Drunk With Hope: A One-Woman Comedy About Recovery and Recovering," tonight at 8 pm at The Unified Scene Theater."

What’s it like to be in recovery? And, more importantly, what are the unique experiences of being a woman in recovery? Hope is here to tell you. And she brought a few friends. 

Tara Handron, the playwright and sole actor of her one-woman show, “Drunk with Hope,” discards clich├ęd depictions of recovery and relies on stories with depth, poignancy, and humor to expose the raw emotions and experiences so many alcoholic women face. Tara portrays a woman named Hope, as well as many other female alcoholics (some sober, some not-so-sober) of various ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds. At times poignant, at times dark, but at all times (darkly and lightly) comic, Tara’s exploration of the numerous personalities and experiences faced by women in recovery will leave you both gut-punched and laughing, and, of course, filled with hope.
The show evolved out of Tara’s master’s thesis research of female recovering alcoholics, comparing their experiences in traditional face-to-face 12 Step recovery meetings to online meetings, the play is a fictional compilation of many women’s stories along with her observations, experiences, and imagination. After premiering at Georgetown University in April 2008, she later produced "Drunk With Hope" at H St Playhouse in Washington, DC in February 2009 and in 2014 in Bethesda, MD at the Round House Theatre for a special one-night engagement. Since then, Tara has performed her play has been performed in a variety of cities and venues including festivals, recovery-related events, conferences, treatment centers, and jails (yep: jails!). We at The Unified Scene Theater are proud to bring her amazing show to our space.

Performances: 

Tonight: Friday, April 28th, 8 p.m. More info here and here. Get tickets here.

Next Weekend: 

Friday, May 5th, 8 p.m. More info here and here. Get tickets here.

Saturday, May 6th, 8 p.m.  More info here and here. Get tickets here.

Sunday, May 7th 7 p.m. More info here and here. Get tickets here.
                           


Shawn Westfall
Artistic Director
The Unified Scene Theater
shawn@unifiedscenetheater.com


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