LET ME TELL YOU WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE is a frank conversation on living with bipolar disorder, both for the person diagnosed and those in his or her life. The audience is addressed directly by two actors, one representing the person with bipolar disorder (Inside) and the other (Outside) playing all of the other characters (family, friends and coworkers). Both share the emotions, thoughts, and fears that are part of all sides of a bipolar existence.
Based on a series of interviews, the intention of the work is to honestly present a broad range of experiences for those who are living with an emotional and mental disability. We hope it will lead to greater understanding for everyone who has to deal with all forms of this illness and strengthen the support of a compassionate community.
This presentation is appropriate for adults and youth in middle school and older. It will be performed in the sanctuary, following worship. Please talk to Pr. Renata if you have any questions.