Funny, vulnerable, and educational, Sanity Rules is a collection of jokes, stories, and lessons in how (not) to navigate the mental health care system. From the Queen of Comedy with a Cause: Anjelene Mittelholtz, of Certified Comedy.
Showtime: 7pm (Doors @ 6:30pm)
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Anjie visits LA to find herself as a comic – but instead finds herself roofied, sexually assaulted – and homeless! Her homecoming involves a handful of DSM labels, a cocktail of psych meds, and some manhandling by power-hungry security guards. Faced with a broken health care system, and a family willing to designate her as crazy – Anjie is forced to fight through a drug-induced mental fog to find her own freedom.
Needless to say, Mittelholtz learned some valuable lessons along the way. After sharing her story (in the most humorous and messed up way possible), Anjie opens the floor to questions and dishes out seasoned advice on approaching your family or doctors, seeking help during acute psychosis or extreme anxiety, how to keep yourself safe while traveling, and what your legal rights are as a mental health patient.
Way Off-Broadway Wednesday serves up fresh theatre from the fringes in a casual cabaret setting – EVERY Hump Day at 7pm.