January 6, 2020—Shaker Heights Schools, the Shaker Schools Foundation (through a generous gift of the Shaker Heights Class of 1950/51), and Shaker Heights PTO welcome the Improbable Players—a theater group whose work focuses on addiction, alcoholism and the opioid epidemic—for two in-school performances and one evening public performance on Thursday, January 23.
Each performance includes four actors, all of whom are in long-term recovery from substance abuse, sharing their compelling personal stories of addiction. The goals of Improbable Players are to end stigma, educate around substance use disorder, and start a conversation.
Improbable Players will hold a show for Middle School students and High School students on Thursday, January 23. The evening performance is free and open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. in the High School Large Auditorium. Parent discretion is recommended, but the program is appropriate for students in Grades 6 and up.
“So many of us have witnessed the pain of family members and friends who have struggled with addiction,” says Holly Couglin, Executive Director of the Shaker Schools Foundation. “This program is especially powerful and resonates with audiences because the actors share their personal struggles with addiction and recovery. We’re thankful to the Class of 1950/51 for funding this learning opportunity.”
Learn more about Improbable Players online.