May 15, 2007

New Theater Production "IMPERFECTLY Sane - Delusions of Splendour" (Australia)

"IMPERFECTLY Sane - Delusions of Splendour" is a new theater piece playing in Canberra, Australia at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, at various times. This seems like a great way to provide high quality educational entertainment for the public, while helping remove stigma, and creating funding for mental health groups -- all while providing a valuable activity for people who have schizophrenia. We hope NAMI, Schizophrenia Society of Canada, and other groups will take notice and create similar plays.


The play description reads:

"Mental illness doesn't discriminate by who you are or your profession, so anyone can be affected.

The play is made up of true stories of Canberrans living with mental illness. It will be performed by Mick Gentleman MLA, Eleanor Sharp, Emma Gibson, David Whitney, Simone Penkethman and Canberra Youth Theatre participants. Storylines are diverse and range from experiencing depression and domestic violence, memories of childhood, and thoughts when experiencing psychosis. However storylines don't only show the darker side of mental illness. One storyline verges on stand up comedy and follows a person's delusion of being Jesus.

Elements that interpret the story lines include music, monologues and movement. Perhaps you won't experience mental illness, but a loved one could be the 1 in 5 people who will. "

The piece is performed by some prominent Canberrans. Tickets are only $8, with concessions available. Book through the Mental Health Foundation on 6161 6305. Audiences are invited to stay after the performance for refreshments and to meet the cast.

More Details: Tuggeranong Arts Centre


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