— Akron Civic Theatre’s Millennial Theatre Project will host “(In)Dependent: The Heroin Project,” which is a form of artistic activism. The show was created to address the heroin crisis conquering the nation, damaging families, friends and lives.
“(In)Dependent” captures the physical, mental and emotional issues that addicts, former addicts, friends, families, nurses, policemen and children undergo from primary and secondary views on heroin.
Through the power of the arts, acting and dancing, the piece will describe the effects that heroin causes from the perspective of the user and the people they surround themselves with.
The goal is to raise awareness and knowledge about the heroin crisis and the producers say they hope audience members leave with an education on the subject and an open heart to assist society in gaining awareness, decreasing death rates and saving lives.
Proceeds from the production will assist in funding local addiction recovery centers and programs to create more space available and to distribute more forms of life-saving drugs.
Ticket prices are $15. The performer and the audience are together in a cabaret setting on the Akron Civic theatre stage, so seating will be limited. Tickets are available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office, by calling (330) 253-2488 or online at www.akroncivic.com, or TicketMaster (1-800-745-3000). Tickets are on sale now.
The full schedule is available at www.akroncivic.com. Additional events will be added throughout the season. Tickets and information are available in person at The Civic Box Office or by calling 330.253.2488.