27 Tips for Banishing the Blues

27 Tips for Banishing the Blues postcard
A world premiere written by Charlotte Meehan
Directed by Kenneth Prestininzi
Scenic and projection design by Seághan McKay

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Aug 30 – September 13, 2014

Man 1 and Famous Chef

l-r: Felix Teich, R.Bobby Ducharme

27 Tips for Banishing the Blues turns the mess of American life upside down and inside out via cracked out, drop-dead hilarious satire. Seeing ourselves in the quests of various neurotic characters including Famous Chef, Nutritionist, and Seeker, we are confronted with our own drive toward unattainable peaks of happiness and perfection in this late-Capitalist American landscape.

Angel Man1 Man2

l-r: Margarita Martinez, Morgan Shattuck, Felix Teich


“Lurking beneath the zany surface of Charlotte Meehan’s play, which is having its world premiere at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, is a thoughtful look at our struggle to balance despair with hope.”
~ Terry Byrne, The Boston Globe

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“Considering that we live in a society that demands quick solutions to complex problems that can be solved with a pill, a new diet or a 30 minute “Insanity” workout program, it’s a wonder that there aren’t more works like ‘27 Tips,’ either on stage or in other media, giving the frauds their just desserts.”
~ Mike Hoban, Boston Events Insider

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Poster design: Jessica Kuszaj
Photos: David Marshall

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