Recently featured on CBS National News and in The Washington Post, We Have Apples is the buzz-worthy new musical you won’t want to miss! The show follows Jane (Hannah Elless, Bright Star) a quirky nineteen-year-old, who is determined to overcome her depression and become a successful writer. Paralyzed by the intensity of Depression (Emily Nash) Jane’s illness personified, Jane is forced to check into a psychiatric facility. In the hospital, Jane meets a band of fabulous fellow patients who join together to expose their inadequate healthcare and fight the stigma associated with mental illness. Led by Jane and fellow writer & patient, Jack (Kyle Scatliffe, The Color Purple) the patients start a mental health movement and turn things upside down both inside and out of the ward.
Rachel Griffin (Music, Lyrics, Librettist) is a 2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow. She has won two national songwriting contests, National Public Radio and American Idol Underground. Griffin is a passionate mental health advocate her music/writing have been featured in The Huffington Post, Washington Post, PBS News Hour Chats and on CBS News. She started the viral mental health campaign #imnotashamed.
Additonal music by Aron Accurso.
Directed by Joe Barros.
Hannah Elless (Bright Star)
Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple)
Andrew Kober (She Loves Me)
Tamika Lawrence (If/Then)
Michael Winther (Mamma Mia!)
Madeleine Doherty (Sister Act)
And more to be announced!
This evening is produced by Dana M. Lerner.