Springfield, Performance “I’ll Never Do That”
February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A free community performance of I’ll Never Do That will be presented at Community Music School of Springfield (127 State Street, Springfield, MA, 01103) at 7pm. This 45 minute play will be followed by a 20 minute question and answer session with local actors in recovery from addiction. All in the community are invited and can access free tickets by going HERE.
Improbable Players has toured New England for the last 35 years with plays that address addiction. Their work is based on true stories and performed by actors in recovery. For the first time the nonprofit is performing at a series of community venues across the state. Springfield is their first stop.
Improbable Players was founded in 1984 by an alcoholic in recovery. I’ll Never Do That , the company’s longest running play, is based on the story of the founder Lynn Bratley. It chronicles how addiction can impact the whole family and how each member of a family can seek help -even if they themselves don’t have an addiction.
Since the company’s founding, Improbable Players programs have been seen by over 1.1 million people and over 200 people in recovery have been employed as performers. The theatrical nature of the programs allow for multiple perspectives and stories to be displayed.
Characters model positive behavior instead of simply telling audiences what to do. These methods have since been validated by the Surgeon General’s 2016 report on prevention education as best practice in the field.
Improbable Players is a mission based organization -always willing to present at new schools and institutions. You can find out more about Improbable Players at improbableplayers.org and you can reach out through email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 617.926.8124.