Clinically Un-Depressed is a dramatic comedy where Cole Black, a boy with a chemical imbalance which renders him unable to be sad or angry, changes everyone around him. The story is told from the perspective of a Vietnam veteran, Millard Anderson, who is the grumpy old man of the neighborhood. His main pleasure in life is yelling at kids from his front porch. Most kids runClinically Un-Depressed is a dramatic comedy where Cole Black, a boy with a chemical imbalance which renders him unable to be sad or angry, changes everyone around him. The story is told from the perspective of a Vietnam veteran, Millard Anderson, who is the grumpy old man of the neighborhood. His main pleasure in life is yelling at kids from his front porch. Most kids run, but Cole sticks around, starts talking to him and transforms Milliard’s miserable life into something wonderful. Cole’s father, Blake Black, a high-strung lawyer, is psychologically abusive to his wife and Cole. But his father is a source of fascination to Cole as he tries to understand the emotions which are a mystery to him. Because Cole responds differently, people have to respond to him differently. The school bully becomes his best friend, the uppity girl becomes his girlfriend, he becomes his boss’s go-to person for how to run a business and other lives are changed....
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Clinically Un-Depressed Reviews
Having seen numerous productions over the years, this is the most original, refreshing and delightful story I have seen in a long, long time. Very nicely woven from start to finish, this message is impacting and literally life changing...in the best way possible. YES! There is a viable option to all the chaos and harm so commonplace in the living experience. I give it ten stars but Goodreads allows the five.
I read this play only because I was looking for anything by this author. I honestly think it was the sweetest book I have ever read! It took a little bit to get used to reading it in "play format", but it is so worth it! I went between tears and awe! Another must read!!
Clinically Un-Depressed as been a journey for me. When I started writing it, I showed it to john daniels, jr., a good friend of mine who owns and directs Playhouse Smithville. I was surprised when he said, "Will, I want to produce the show." He asked me if I wanted to direct it or him. I have no experience with directing and I have acted in many shows where john was the director. After I watched him at the first rehearsal, and watched the depth he started pulling out of the play, I was glad he was willing to direct. Over three crazy weeks of rehearsals, updated scripts almost every night, an awful dress rehearsal, the cast wowed the audience. The nearly full house gave them a standing ovation. Word spread and we sold out every show after that. Almost two years later, john wanted to do Clinically Un-Depressed again. We got over ninety percent of the original cast back, extremely excited to reacquaint themselves with the alter egos they grew to love in the first run. Each night, at the opening of the show, john would tell the audience, "With eighty-four productions in our seven seasons, this is the only show we have done twice. This is the most requested and talked about show I have ever done." The cast was amazing as they became their roles, living them on stage, instead of playing them on stage. The laughter and tears of the audience every night, the standing ovations, the talks after there show, made this experience something the cast, john and I, will never forget.