An ‘esspy’ is an actor who works as a standardized patient for training new doctors. This play traces eight years of a medical student’s journey in medicine and how, through his interactions with an ‘esspy’, he discovers life changing lessons in compassion.
Therapy first-timer Claire is reluctant to undergo psychotherapy. But after a few sessions with Diana, her unorthodox, sharp-witted therapist, a sort of trust begins to form between the two. But there are obstacles in the room as patient and doctor dig deeper and come to rely on each other in a way in a way that transcends the office, and this very fragile trust can easily turn into betrayal.
Located at our West End Arts Center and curated by Mare Akana, features the work of local artists. Exhibits rotate, offering a chance to explore the different elements of visual art, including painting, sculpture, glass work, mosaic, and textiles. So come along with us and step into a new experience. Be prepared for surprises!
Join us on Mondays for for the Monday night Salon Readings. Enjoy stage readngs of a wide assortment of new plays, sometimes even joining the playwright and cast for a talk-back after the reading. And you never know, one might end up in next season! You can say, “I was here at the beginning!”
Paris 1952. After tangling over politics with an American tourist, a promising art student spirals into a mental breakdown that derails his life. Thirty years later he discovers why: The tourist was a CIA operative, and the student an unwitting participant in one of the darkest chapters of the Cold War.