John Lennon and Me
by Cherie Bennett
June 28-30, 2019
Fri & Sat @ 7:30 pm
Sun @ 2:00pm
Directed by Matt Lyscas
John Lennon & Me is set in a residence house for seriously ill young people attached to a hospital in Nashville, TN. The playwright uses comedy and teenage language to show how young people learn to cope with serious illness and life altering circumstances.
The play unfolds from the viewpoint of a teenage girl, Star, who wants to be an actress and is the ultimate Beatles fan. However, she is also battling cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that assures a young death. She spends most of her time in the hospital where her active imagination, stories and interactions with other teenage patients help her cope with the reality that she will never have a “normal” life.
This is a powerful, touching, and yet uproarious play about living life to the fullest, the power of friendship, and how understanding each other can ultimately help us understand ourselves. It uses comedy to explore complicated emotional issues in a responsible and respectful way. The playwright dedicates the play to “all the people who know what it feels like to be on the outside looking in.”