Poet, playwright, and performer Michael Mack will present his critically acclaimed one-man play Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues on Saturday evening, April 30 at 7:30 pm in the First Parish Church of Groton Vestry. Called “exquisite” by NPR and “transcendent art” by The Boston Globe, Mack’s lyric monologue is a spiritual chronicle of his mother’s life with schizophrenia and her recovery. The play will be followed by a question & answer period. Light refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.
Mack has presented this work at Foxwoods Resort, Yale University, the US Library of Congress, and Off-Off-Broadway at the Times Square Arts Center. He has also performed it for consumers and providers of mental health services such as the NAMI National Conference, the Clubhouse network, and the faculty and students of the Harvard Medical School.
Michael Mack graduated from the Writing Program at MIT. He was awarded an Artist’s Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and 1st Prize in the National Writers Circle Poetry Competition. Excerpts of his play have been published in America magazine, the Beloit Poetry Journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Best Catholic Writing.
Visit Michael Mack online at www.michaelmacklive.com. Contact Rebecca Pike at 978-761-6044 for more information. This event is co-sponsored by the Groton Commissioners of Trust Funds and by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). First Parish Church of Groton, 1 Powderhouse Road (junction of routes 119 & 40), Groton, MA, 978-448-6307.