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Slide; a tale of mental illness

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219 Colorado Ave

219 Colorado Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Slide; a tale of mental illness -

a multimedia theatrical presentation of a concept album written by Caren Tackett.

Sarah is a schizophrenic woman trapped within a dysfunctional societal structure. Can you decide whose perspective makes more sense?

Musicians:

Amon Copeland - music direction / guitarCharlie Milo - bass (Jan 27 & 28)Dylan Teifer - bass (Jan 26)Carl Sorenson - drumsAdriana Jones Rincon - keyboard

Singers:

Caren Tackett, Colin Gregory, Jenna Gillis, Jonah Bowman, Maddie Tittle, Ravyn Sioux Tackett

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Sarah grew up in a repressive and abusive familial environment. As a child she had visions and heard voices but her pleas for help were repeatedly teased and dismissed. At a young age, she turned to hard drugs and alcohol as a means of dealing with the voices. At this point, her daemon (demon), Big Jim, is revealed to her. She sees him everywhere she goes on the streets of her home city in the early 70's. After putting her hands on a stranger's infant, Sarah is arrested and placed in the state mental facility. She's medicated until lucid enough to stand trial, and then transferred to the state prison. There, Sarah waits two days to see a judge and is given no medication. She mentally unravels, is deemed unfit for trial and is confined to the state mental institution again. She goes back and forth like this for over seven years with no trial and no conviction, while convicted murderers serve lesser sentences and walk free. "Slide; a tale of mental illness" takes place in Sarah's final two waiting days before she is finally sentenced to either permanent confinement, or granted admittance to the "Gateway Program", a rehabilitation program for the mentally ill and addicts who are trying to reintegrate into society. Within these two days, Sarah's medication is wearing off again. She must confront her past, visions, daemons, Judge, mother, court appointed psychiatrist, and her late father.


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