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Happy Place
The Newport Theater (formerly Under the Gun Theater)
Chicago, IL
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Happy Place
Happy Place is the new-one-man show from Adam Cayton-Holland, loosely adapted for stage from his critically acclaimed memoir, Tragedy Plus Time (Simon & Schuster)

"This is Cayton-Hollands heartbreaking work of genius . . . an unforgettable read."  Booklist

"Tragedy Plus Time absolutely gutted methen it filled me with hope. I hate that Adam has this story to tell, but he tells it so beautifully." Tig Notaro

Cayton-Holland was plugging away in the world of stand-up, steadily climbing the comedy ladder, when the unthinkable happened: his little sister Lydia killed herself. His best friend, his earliest collaborator, the funniest person he knew, gone, in an instant. Life, as he knew it, was forever changed. His family was devastated. They had been there for Lydia every step of the way. They all thought she was going to get through this. But she didn't. Instead the rug was pulled out from underneath them. Suddenly, everything felt like a lie.

Adams Happy Place was leveled. He quit stand-up. Nothing felt funny anymore. Just getting out of bed was hard. Through time, plenty of therapy, and constant soul-searching, eventually Adam was able to put one foot in front of the other, to find joy in comedy again. It was, after all, a Happy Place that both he and Lydia had cherished.

Never shying away from the tough subject matter of mental illness, depression and suicide, Happy Place is a darkly funny exploration of going through the unimaginable, and learning to find your sense of humor again. Funny, sad, touching and real, Happy Place never condescends to the viewer through and-then-comedy-saved-my-life bullshit tropes. Instead, it is a refreshing and honest look at the way life throws bad at you with the good, and the desperate struggle of trying to not drown under the weight of it all.

Location

The Newport Theater (formerly Under the Gun Theater) (View)
956 W Newport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
United States

Categories

Comedy > Stand Up

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Contact

Owner: The Newport Theater
On BPT Since: May 16, 2019
 
Adam
7732703440
adam.caytonholland@gmail.c...
www.newporttheater.com/pro...


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