Every woman I know has described herself as "crazy" at least once. And that includes me. Totally.
Why do we insist on saying this? I can only speak for myself here - but I think I do it so I have license to misbehave, make mistakes or change my mind on a whim. But there's got to be something more to this overly aggressive habit of fake self-diagnosis.
That's just one of many issues that San Francisco performance artist, Shannon deJong, will tackle this weekend in her one-woman show, "Burst".
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DeJong, who wrote this 80 minute performance, knows what she's talking about. She relates to the typical, everyday, modern "madwoman" but she has also dealt with an actual diagnosis of bipolar 2 disorder. DeJong uses her 20 years experience as a theater performer to examine "medication, madness, modern life and Generation 'Me'" in a fast-paced play teeming with humor and wit.
She's in Tempe this weekend with just two performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 15% of proceeds benefit the AZ chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness.
For Tickets to "Burst" by Shannon deJong, visit www.MadcapTheaters.com.