Solo Performer Sherry Glaser, whose “Family Secrets” holds the title of the longest running one-woman show in Off-Broadway history, will bring her unique and cathartic “Taking The High Road: Comic Confessions From Behind The Cannabis Curtain” to the Arcata Playhouse for one night only on Sept. 11 at 8pm in Arcata, Calif.
Arcata, CA, August 18, 2015 –(PR.com)– Taking the High Road—Comic Confessions from Behind the Cannabis Curtain
Solo Performer/Playwright: Sherry Glaser
Director: Ricci Dedola
Producer: Love In It Productions
When: Fri., Sept. 11 at 8pm
Where: Arcata Playhouse
1251 9th St, Arcata, CA 95521
Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2156036
When Life gives you Feds busting down your door, arresting you and your family, seizing your assets—all because of an herb—if your name is Sherry Glaser, you make Comedy.
Glaser, whose “Family Secrets” holds the title of the longest running one-woman show in Off-Broadway history, will bring her unique “Taking The High Road: Comic Confessions From Behind The Cannabis Curtain” to the Arcata Playhouse for one night only on Sept. 11 at 8pm in Arcata, Calif.
The first act of Glaser’s solo “serious comedy” brings back three characters from her past shows, featuring such good-hearted folks as Rose Fisher, an 80-year old Jewish lady who convinces a doctor to write a prescription for medical marijuana for her cancer-ridden husband and herself (“For my PMS…Post Menopausal Syndrome…It’s forever!”).
Glaser follows Rose on a bittersweet journey from Brooklyn to a New Jersey pot dispensary (“I’ll have the vanilla kush with sprinkles”), and finally to a New York subway where the elderly woman ends up in handcuffs after a cop spots her pot.
“Each character has a definite, yet surprising, relationship to marijuana,” said Glaser. “So the show can appeal not only to hipsters, but also patients facing life threatening diseases, and anyone struggling with mental health in a world gone mad.”
“Glaser’s ability to breathe life into her characters allowed the audience to journey with her as she morphed from person to person.” -Cannabis Now Magazine
In the second act, Glaser “comes out” as herself with her own truths about her experiences as a “potwife” who faced multiple challenges, not the least of which was the Spring 2014 multi-agency raid, targeting Glaser who is the Executive Director of the Mendocino pot co-op, Love In It.
“Act Two is about the Power of Catharsis,” said Glaser. “I deal directly with the raid, and other terrible disasters like my Gay Divorce being final three days after the Supreme Court decided to legalize Gay Marriage in all 50 states. I’ve decided to take the ‘High Road’—which to me means choosing a path that does no harm to yourself or anyone else.”
“Sherry Glaser is a supremely gifted and inventive performer. Devilishly clever, continually funny, touching, and politically perceptive. She gives great theater.”—Michael Parenti, Author and Political Scientist
The grist in the Glaser Mill continues to grind. She is currently writing a novel entitled The Secret Life of the Potwife.
“When people think about pot, they imagine a bad-a** ‘grower’ tending to the big buds, but the reality is that these growers have families,” said Glaser.
“Potwives are the backbone of the industry, but get no credit, and live secret lives in fear of raids, arrests, asset forfeiture and even losing their kids.”
Glaser is also the author of the memoir Family Secrets and her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. The play, “Family Secrets,” is also published and has been performed by other actors.
“Sherry dives into everyday life and lifts you into the realm of joyous, belly-splitting laughter. The progressive movement has found their comedic muse and she rocks!” -Paul Hawken, National Capital Institute
Glaser’s Breasts Not Bombs activism has caused a stir over the years during protests where women protest half-naked to proclaim that war, not “boobs,” is indecent.
In her show, “Oh My Goddess!: A Comedy of Biblical Proportions” (headed for New York’s United Solo Theatre Festival Sept. 18) Glaser disrobes her top half for a moment. However, “Taking the High Road” audiences will not be viewing any naked breast flesh.
“I’m only baring my soul in this one,” said Glaser.
For more info:
Sherry Glaser Website
Sherry Glaser Channel
Taking the High Road Clip: Rose Fisher
Publicist: Marlan Warren, Roadmap Communications
For more Sherry Glaser Interviews, Photos and News, visit:
L.A. Now and Then: http://losangelesnowthen.blogspot.com
Love In It Productions
Marlan Warren is the publicist for Love In It Prods. & Sherry Glaser.