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  Self-Injurious Behavior at Theatre 68

Self-Injurious Behavior

Theatre 68
5112 Lankershim Blvd. Hollywood

Self-Injurious Behavior is based on playwright and star, Jessica Cavanagh’s own story of loss, love and survival in dealing with her son's autism diagnosis. When severely autistic, eleven-year-old Benjamin becomes a danger to himself, his divorced mother, Summer, makes the excruciating decision to admit him to a home for special needs kids. Seeking comfort, she visits her sisters in Portland who desperately and hilariously attempt to distract her with a weekend of escapism at the local renaissance faire. Plagued by haunting dreams of her son and memories of her marriage, she is forced to face the need to let go. Resonating across audience demographics thanks to the play's bittersweet and unique blend of honesty and humor, in telling her story, Jessica Cavanagh has captured a voice that speaks to the power within us all to not only cope with our own “unimaginables” but to continue to live, making this a story not only about autism and motherhood, but about the resilience of the human spirit.

Thru - Sep 28, 2019

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 323-467-6688

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Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...Written by Cavanagh and directed by Marianne Galloway, Self-Injurious Behavior is a difficult yet beautiful, semi-autobiographical account of the playwright's experience. The play chronicles her joy and pain, love and heartache, and shares with audiences the challenges and hard decisions that she has had to make."
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