2019 KC Fringe: Hope Help Line


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Liz Kerlin

A Comedy of No Laughing Matter: Hope Help Line Explores Suicide

Through Laughter at KC Fringe

Hope Help Line is a new comedy by Kansas City artist (and first-time writer) Liz Kerlin. It is part of the 2019 KC Fringe Festival and will be performed at Unicorn Theatre Levin Stage @ 3828 Main St. The festival opens July 19th and runs through July 28th.

Liz Kerlin

Featuring KC artists Elise Campagna, Karla Fennick, Athena Horton, Jeremy Riggs & Kater Tot, with direction by Lindsay Weaver, Hope Help Line focuses on the world of suicide prevention workers and the clients they serve. The show centers on Dallas, a young woman working for a suicide hotline and hiding a heavy secret. When Dallas meets a long-time hotline user, things get awkward, honest and hilarious. This comedy of no laughing matter taps into a question we as a society keep being forced to reckon with: Can people who suffer from suicidal thoughts ever truly get better?

Tickets and performance schedule available at www.kcfringe.org/hope-help-line/.

Please be advised: This show discusses, at length, mental illness and suicidal thoughts and may not be appropriate for everyone. Adult language is also used.

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