Friday: 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Every week through Dec 17, 2021.
The Elephant in the Room
December 3, 10, 17, at 8PM (restaurant opens at 7PM)
Apple Tree Inn Restaurant
10 Richmond Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240
Tickets: $25, (21yrs old or older please) Vaccination or negative covid test within 48 hours required.
Contact for tickets and info: firstname.lastname@example.org 646-761-2635
Winner of Best Comedy Award at the 2021 United Solo Festival
The Elephant in The Room is the tale of a nice Jewish girl who goes on a psychedelic odyssey though Pentecostal churches, psych wards, the Ivy League and 12-step meetings that finally brings her closer to God, herself and a resolution of intergenerational trauma. But Funny! And with music!
At fifteen, Melanie Greenberg pawned her mother’s fur coat, ran away from home on the Upper East Side and took up with a family of Pentecostal born-agains in Houston. In her quest for freedom, Greenberg unwittingly set off a chain of events that would imprison her literally and figuratively for decades to come.
From the psych ward to a cult-like “therapeutic” boarding school for troubled youth, to the Ivy League, to rehab, Melanie Greenberg spent her adolescence and early adulthood moving through the full spectrum of American institutions, all while trying to make sense of a fraught relationship with her mother. Narrated through the context of a psychedelic ayahuasca trip, one-woman musical The Elephant in the Room outlines this revelatory experience in brutally honest and often hilarious detail, all while paying tribute to the showtunes that helped Greenberg survive the whole ordeal.
By marrying trauma with music and comedy, The Elephant In The Room acts as the narrator’s invitation to the audience to reshape and reclaim their own stories. The process of creating this work has only served to deepen Melanie’s belief that sharing stories is the key to understanding ourselves and others.
What People Are Saying About Elephant in the Room:
“The show’s surprises and its power comes from its author/star’s talent at weaving...episodes into a thematically and artistically coherent cabaret-like evening and putting it all across with verve, charm and plenty of humor.” Jon Sobel, blogcritics
“With a light touch and a smart wit, through showing us one woman’s journey, The Elephant in the Room shines a light on all of ours.” Jon Sobel, blogcritics
“Unignorably funny.” Adrienne Sowers, The Reviews Hub
“A revealing story told with a rare fragrant blend of humor and hard-earned wisdom, a vulnerable humility and touching flair for song and bombast.” Award-winning Film Director Roger Ingraham (Sundance, MIFF, Illuminate)