Playwrights Local presents The Phoenix Society, a new play by Peter Lawson Jones exploring mental health and chemical dependency disorders. Directed by Terrence Spivey, this starkly realistic drama runs May 20 through 29. This workshop production is presented in partnership with Life Exchange Center (LEC), a certified peer support center in Cleveland. SYNOPSIS: Will Coulter, a widower with a teenage daughter, comes home from the war in Afghanistan. He returns with a debilitating case of PTSD and depression as well as a drug addiction, the severity of which he denies. Can a group of men and women—who, themselves, are battling mental health and substance abuse challenges—be able to save him? CAST: Prophet Seay, Joyce Linzy, Logan Dior Williams, Luther Pete Robinson, Kenny Charles, Laprise Marie Johnson, and additional real-life members of LEC appearing as part of the ensemble. Webpage: http://www.playwrightslocal.org/the-phoenix-society/. Tickets: https://playwrights-local.ticketleap.com. Masking/Covid Policy: www.playwrightslocal.org/safety.
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