During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, “Laughter is Sacred Space,” written by Ted Swartz of Ted & Company, walks you through his relationship with a friend and business partner, Lee Eshleman, who took his own life in 2007.
Swartz explores the paradox of working with a comedic partner struggling with bipolar disorder, as well as the challenge of writing and performing stories about God while experiencing the absence of God and Eshleman’s death.
Using multi-media and his 20 years of storytelling experience, “Laughter is Sacred Space” is dramatic, honest, funny, and vulnerable, and reveals the unique journey of working as a comedic actor under the shadow of a mental illness, and offers hope and humor in a way that only Swartz could deliver.
Details: Laughter is Sacred Space
Thursday, September 1, 7:00 pm
Weyers Cave Community Center
682 Weyers Cave Road
Weyers Cave, VA 24486-2600
Sponsored by Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren and Karis, “Gifts of Grace”
Free and open to the public.
Refreshments to follow.