“A Light in Dark Places: A collection of plays for hope” (ALIDP) returns for its fourth season during National Suicide Prevention Week. Along with live-theatre entertainment, the show crushes taboos and illuminates hope and healing for people whose lives have been affected by suicide. ALIDP includes four original short plays that aim to bring healthy discussion about mental health and depression out of the darkness, confirm that it is ok to talk to someone about emotional pain, inform about suicide prevention resources and remind people that they do not have to suffer alone.
“Creating a safer community where people feel comfortable asking for help can save lives,” said Kelly O'Malley, producer and director of the ALIDP and founder of the non-profit A Light in Dark Places. “I am proud to bring ALIDP to Los Angeles for the fourth consecutive year, because it shows that the performing arts can reduce the stigma and silence surrounding the topic of suicide that only makes at-risk people more vulnerable.”
A portion of ALIDP's proceeds will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Los Angeles, the local chapter of the nation's largest non-profit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
A Light in Dark Places is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that uses the arts to bring understanding to the topic of suicide, raises awareness of the signs to look for and gives hope to those struggling with mental health conditions and/or thoughts of suicide. “A Light in Dark Places: A collection of Plays for Hope,” opens up discussion, builds community, and reaches out to remind people that we are not alone, and that it is okay not to be okay.
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Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre – 6773 Hollywood, CA 90028
September 6-15, 2019 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm
Tickets: $15 except for Sunday, September 8th’s pay-what-you-can performance.
What’d You Think?by Blake Lewis
Director: Diane Devilers
Actors: Carlo Figlio and Zoe Kanters
Friends candidly discuss their differing opinions after attending a suicide prevention play series, ultimately leading to a deeper understanding of each other and their relationship.
February by Jessica Moss
Director: Caitlin Apparcel
Actors: Erika Garces and Kelly O’Malley
Two very different women meet on the subway with the same plan. Together, they chose life.
Tag Saleby Patricia Lawler Kenet
Director: JJ Mayes
Actors: Leon Russom (“A Quiet Place”, “Prison Break”) and Ruth Silveira
Old friends reconnect when one suspects that there’s more to the other’s tag sale than meets the eye.
Brave Girlby John Mabey
Director: César Di Bello
Actors: Alina Phelan (“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”) and Samuel Hunter
A college student returns home with a secret and seeks comfort and guidance from his former Catholic high-school school teacher.