Forget "just say no" campaigns. Alcohol and drugs are the best friends of the young artist at the center of Ally, MaryJane & Me, a new play at the 78th Street Theatre Lab, Sept. 5-29.
Author Jorjeana Marie brings these vices comically to life, as Ally (alcohol) and MaryJane (marijuana) help her protagonist escape her chronic medical problems and dysfunctional family, which includes an abusive father and suicidal mother. Can the artist learn to live a fulfilling, chemical-free existence?
Presented by Cobblestone Productions and directed by Dan Spurgeon, the show features Campbell Echols, Michael Simon Hall, Elleen Hannah, Ron Micca, Foye Dashiell, Kelli Hornachek and Mary Regan.
Ally, MaryJane & Me was originally a solo show that the author performed in Los Angeles and New York, where it won the NYC Theater Slam's Popular Vote this past May. Coincidentally, Off-Broadway will see the spoofy musical Reefer Madness this fall.
The theater is located at 236 W. 78th St., NYC. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling (212) 414-5420. — by Diane Snyder