The Producing Unit Presents
A World Premiere
Written by Peter Frisch and Shay Munroe
Directed by Peter Frisch
January 19 – 22, 2023
Featuring Shay Munroe, Brian Harwell, Justin Davanzo, Nicholas Ehlen, Reed Wolfington, Nic Saubestre, and Meredith McMinn.
The story of The Patient follows Anna Hughes, a successful New York actress in her 30s who is grappling with the possible loss of her sanity. During her month–long breakdown, she suffers from a case of Dissociative Identity Disorder and frequently becomes lost in three of the characters she has played in the past. Her husband, therapist, and mother play important roles as well. Underlying themes include love, loss, belief vs. fact, redemption, creativity, and madness. The style is magical realism, and the audience is taken on quite a wild ride as we enter her fractured mind. Rest assured that moments of comedy and deep sentiment are sprinkled throughout.
Tickets: General Admission: $31; Group Tickets (10 or more): $25; Students with ID: $22
Center Stage Theater is located on the top floor of Paseo Nuevo Mall, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Please Note – A special post-performance discussion, led by the director and psychologists, will take place after the 3:00 PM performance on Sunday, January 22.