Original play celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month
"Some of the Side Effects," an original, one-man theater piece written and performed by David Shaw, will be presented Thursday, May 21 at 5:30 pm in the Park Street Auditorium at Yale New Haven Hospital, 55 Park Street in New Haven.
A fast-paced, darkly comic monologue, the show details the playwright's journey through the mental healthcare system and his experience with prescription drugs, depression and intensive therapy. Handled with humor, honesty and poetic language, the show is presented in celebration of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Sponsored by Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation, and NAMI Elm City, the program is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.