Sanity is found in the craziest places. The fine lines between art and life, sanity and insanity are highlighted, blurred, and erased during this unlikely journey of two women from two different sides of a mental health facility. An unlikely bond grows between these women from different generations, under the banner of The Womens Movement. Two-time recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, and Ovation Award winner, Laurie OBrien, channels the story of I Am Chrissie, a lunatic/savant with a feisty sense of humor.
Something extraordinary happened to me. My job was to bring a little bit of art and relief into some dismal lives. Heavy steel doors were unlocked for me as I walked into shadowy mental wards. I left the work with a promise in my heart to share their stories of strength, courage, and the clarity that I saw inside the chaosthe sanity I found while visiting the dark caverns of the insane. I Am Chrissie is the first in a string of stories about the unlovable people that I had the privilege to love, so much. Laurie OBrien
I AM CHRISSIE opens on Sunday, June 24th at 7pm and runs Sundays and Mondays through July 30, 2012 (preview Friday, June 22nd at 8:30pm). The Skylight/Skylab Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027. Tickets are $20-$25 ($17.50 - student/senior RUSH discount). Reservations: 702 KTC-TKTS (702-582-8587) or online at www.ktctickets.com