Compiled & Arranged by ANDREW HENRY
5 - 15 DECEMBER
'Don’t be ashamed to admit that you are vulnerable.
Recognize you are taking the first steps to save your own life.'
- Carole Ann Trisler
In 2017, after a lifetime of wearing a mask, I took it off. I checked myself into a facility to treat depression. My time there allowed me to let go of my programming: Everything is ok. I’m fine. I can deal with this on my own.
Admitting to my struggles with mental health has been the single greatest thing I have done, also, the most confronting. Ever since, I have listened to and read thousands of poems. I have also been brought immeasurable comfort by embracing music.
This isn’t a play; these are the poems and songs that saved my life, in the company of some of my best friends rocking a live band, as theatre/cabaret. I want to contribute to the eradication of the stigma attached to mental health by standing up and sharing this with you. And don’t worry. This will be fucking entertaining.
‘We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.’
- John Keating (Dead Poets Society by Tom Schulman)
Compiled & Arranged by Andrew Henry
A creation by Alexander Berlage and Andrew Henry
Musical Director, Piano & Bass: Simon Rippingale
Guitar & Vocals: Matt Ralph
Guitar & Vocals: Lenore Munro
Drums: Paul Prestipino
Lighting Design: Alexander Berlage
Stage Management: Genevieve Muratore
DATES & TIMES
Tue - Sat: 8:15 PM
Sun: 6:30 PM
*Concession tickets are available to Seniors, DVA & Student Card Holders and MEAA Equity Members.
Seating at The Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.
Drinks are permitted in the theatre. Food is not permitted under any circumstances. This includes bar chips/nuts.
Please note there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at The Old Fitz Theatre. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there is a no refunds/exchanges policy in place with regards to latecomers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 044 413 with any issues.