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News (Calgary): “Death and the Psychiatrists” Wins! – James Hutchison

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News (Calgary): “Death and the Psychiatrists” Wins! – James Hutchison

 

Word Wave Festival, Lake Tahoe“Death and the Psychiatrists” by James Hutchison Wins WordWave Festival

Death and the Psychiatrist, by Calgary playwright James Hutchison, is one of three winning plays to be presented at the 2nd Annual WordWave Festival in South Lake Tahoe.

WordWave runs from October 21 to 23, 2016, on the shore of South Lake Tahoe at the Tallac Historic Site. The Festival gathers creative and inspiring writers, musicians, and performers from around the country and features oral storytelling, workshops, panels, open mics, guided hikes, and staged readings of the winning plays from this year’s WordWave One Act Play competition.

Death and the Psychiatrist by James Hutchison, along with Joint Chiefs by Peter McDonough and In the Garden by Matthew Widman will be presented at the historic Boathouse Theatre at Valhalla, South Lake Tahoe on Saturday October 22nd.

About: Death and the Psychiatrist is a play about Mortimer Graves who shows up at Psychiatrist Dr. Donna Thompson’s office claiming to be the Grim Reaper.  Dr. Thompson believing that Mortimer is under the delusion that he is death convinces him to go into therapy in order to help him deal with his delusion as well as his loneliness and emotional issues.  With the good Doctor’s help Mortimer confronts his emotional issues and Doctor Thompson, with Mortimer’s help, reevaluates her life priorities.

Read more about the festival here: www.jameshutchison.ca.

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