Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — The first three shows of "Mad Love", at Vagabond Ballroom in Oakland, over the last weekend were sold out. The play was followed by a community dialogue each night engaging the audience and creators of the play over various mental health awareness topics.
"Mad Love" has 3 more shows coming up next weekend. During the second run of the play, there will be community events, a mixer, a dance and a bonfire party to celebrate mental wellness and the empowerment that comes with it as portrayed through the play.
ONLY 3 Shows LEFT. Friday, 12th October and Saturday, 13th October, Evening Shows (7 – 9 pm) and Sunday, 14th October, Matinee (3 – 5 pm).
Tickets are $20 online (http://www.madlove.bpt.me) and $25 at the door. Volunteer opportunities and discount code available for those who are financially challenged.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Mad Love is an all-women reality based play about the dilemmas and delights of love, madness and things in between.Immerse yourself in an intimate experience of innovative theatre at the warehouse home of a circus troupe. Be a “fly on the wall” and surreptitiously experience the inner lives of seven women during a session with their relationship coach. More at http://www.sirentheatre.org PEOPLE ARE TALKING!
“Mad Love, an all-women play about the impact of mental health on interpersonal relationships for women, received standing ovation and audience accolades during 3 sold out shows last weekend." – Ruth
“Just wanted to thank you again for an incredible show. The grace, gentle and whole acceptance and respect that you gave this topic (mental health) was truly amazing to witness.” – Katie
“I have been a lesbian feminist for over 40 years, and I did not believe that in my life time I will see a group of women so diverse in age and race doing something so meaningful.” – Anonymous
"Last night we saw Mad Love directed by Roke Noir. We highly recommend folks in the Bay Area to go and experience it. Very thought provoking and heart felt stories. " – Lesbe Asians
“I went to see the show tonight. I congratulate everyone involved in it especially for the victory of exposing the shame around mental heath issues thereby allowing everyone's humanity!” – Nicki
***SPECIAL COMMUNITY MIXER + DANCE + PARTY AFTER THE PLAY***
Friday Night | “What Works?” – A night for Queer Women Singles & Couples
Join a group discussion, as a single* or a couple, led by a lesbian relationship coach on tools/methods that help to create and maintain a healthy relationship of love & well being. Be encouraged to share your experience of what has worked for you. (*Singles can join a mixer afterwards)
Saturday Night | Let’s Dance – A night of romance, dance, dressing up and showing off
Too intense? Forgetting to have fun? Hell No! LET’S DANCE! Dancing is a great way of breaking through those hard times. Dance to the beats of Latin and Club music after a mini lesson by queer dance instructor Alexandria Nichandros.
Sunday Matinee | Closing Night After Party “Bonfire in the Garden”
Roke Noir and Renee Varnas invite audience members from any night and their guests to join her and the Mad Lovers for a house party at their own garden. Lounge, dance, feed the bonfire, enjoy delectable hors d'oeuvres & drinks and mingle with the community. Address: 826 60th St, Oakland (12 mins. walk from Ashby BART.) Suggested Donation $5. No one turned away for lack of funds.