Hearing Voices (Speaking in Tongues): A Performance by Michael Mack
Presented by Lexington Community Education
October 1, 2010
In honor of National Mental Health Awareness week, Lexington Community Education is pleased to present one family's true story of love, madness and redemption. NPR calls Hearing Voices (Speaking in Tongues) "Exquisite....heartbreaking...will truly resonate with those who know that awful place where insanity and love collide".
Michael Mack was a little boy when his mother was first diagnosed with schizophrenia-becoming convinced that she was the Virgin Mary. One in every five families faces a major mental illness, and the stunning transformation of a loved one can strike a child mute. But Michael Mack found his voice, and he shares it with others in his feature length solo play. Over a decade in creation, Mack's multi character one-man show is a lyric memoir of one family navigating a life changing reality. Mack charts his mother's odyssey through state hospitals, half-way houses, and homelessness until she finds recovery through an unexpected grace. Exploring the shadowy landscape of psychosis and religious illumination, Hearing Voices (Speaking in Tongues) is one family's journey of deliverance. Cost: $12.00 per person.
Please pre-register by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. For full class information www.lexingtoncommunityed.org