Actor’s script probes struggles of addiction
Scooter Productions presents Penguin Blues, written by Ethan Phillips and directed by Brian Speagle, starring Phil Cal and Sherine Thomas-Holder.
tells the story of Gordon and Sister Angelita, who have very little in common, except booze and the Catholic Church. Sister Angelita is in denial, and Gordon has a lot of anger. They are both doing their best to get through rehab. The playwright, Phillips, is also an actor known for his roles of Neelix on
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Penquin Blues Star Trek: In his 2015 TED Talk, Everything You Know About Addiction is Wrong, writer Johann Harri said “the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.” We can see this clearly in Phillips’ play. The characters learn about themselves, and each other, as they struggle with the emotional and physical turmoil of withdrawal.”
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