The Kraine Theater

Todays Date: 10/19/19
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A THERAPY SESSION WITH MYSELF  | Open: 05/18/19 Close: 05/16/20
UPDATE: Please note that our September 21st, 2019 performance has been cancelled, due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope to see you at one of our later performances in the future.

"...a really amazing show with a super important message! It was a good reminder to check in with yourself and to not ignore what your mind is telling you. As someone who deals with mental illnesses, it was really amazing to see my struggles portrayed on stage in such a truthful way!"

-Fit for Broadway

"...a thought-provoking and entertaining exploration of one artist's struggle to move through mental disorder to a better self-understanding and state of self-acceptance and worth."

-Nannette Deasy, Co-founder and Artistic Director of IRTE

"... a well constructed play. Mr. Piccione tells his story, and integrates the flashbacks with considerable skill. #x5b;The performances#x5d; are solid and effective. The dialogue is beautifully written, and the ancillary personalities well thought out. "

-Jan Ewing, Critic at Hi! Drama

"...a journey of self-discovery..."

-Robert Viagas, Critic at Arts Independent

"...a glimpse of what life can be like when we let our phobias get the best of us."

-Opplaud NY

"Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Brave, Intense, Relevant"

-Various users on Show-Score.com

After a successful premiere at the New York Theatre Festival's 2019 NYWinterfest, Anthony J. Piccione's controversial, semi-autobiographical drama returns in May 2019 for a series of monthly performances on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the legendary Kraine Theater.

PLOT: During the summer before his senior year, Alex Grayson - a young college student and aspiring writer living with living with social anxiety, depression, and Asperger's syndrome - receives a mysterious visit from "himself", a human incarnation of his inner consciousness. As they interact, Alex is forced to reflect on his own flaws and personality quirks, as well as some of the darkest and most painful memories of his adolescence, while also pondering the question of whether or not he can overcome his inner demons, and ultimately build a brighter future for himself.

RUN TIME: Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

CAST:

Alex - Nick Roy

You - Shane Zimmerman

Me - Nathan Cusson

Kelly - Emma Romeo

Kate/Ms. Appleton/Beth - Louise Heller

Ray/Professor Collins - Tony Bozanich

Henry - Travis Martin

Tim/Alex Understudy - Dan Mauro

Philip/You Understudy - Nicholas Capriotti

Ensemble - Nicholas Capriotti, Travis Martin, Dan Mauro && Emily Weston

Directed by Holly Payne-Strange, with assistance from Andres Gallardo Bustillo and lighting design by Lindsey Ruzza.

More information available at www.anthonyjpiccione.com/atherapysessionwithmyself.

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