Stan Zimmerman’s Right Before I Go
October 3 @ 7:00 PM
This suicide awareness play reunites ‘Gilmore’ cast members. The production will be under the direction of Devon M. Schwartz, aka Devon Michaels (“Bill” on Gilmore Girls) who brings nearly three decades of theater experience from across the country to this project. To date, cast members include playwright & narrator, Stan Zimmerman (whose writing credits include The Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls & Roseanne); Shelly Cole (“Madeline Lynn” on Gilmore Girls), Nick Holmes (“Robert” on Gilmore Girls) and Emily Kuroda (“Miss Kim” on Gilmore Girls).
Stan Zimmerman’s suicide awareness play, Right Before I Go, highlights the raw struggles of people in all walks of life that have died by suicide. The play brings to life the last words written in letters by individuals lost to suicide — including celebrities, veterans, kids that were bullied, LGBTQ, and the clinically depressed — and those who have survived suicide attempts.
“This poignant, deeply moving, and surprisingly light play invokes a raw and authentic approach to storytelling in an effort to help broaden public perspective of suicide, eliminate the stigma associated with depression, and strengthen the relationship between survivors and those struggling every day.” – Broadwayworld.com
Since its acclaimed first performance at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2015, the play has traveled across the country, raising awareness and offering hope for suicide prevention. The run time is 60 minutes, followed by a 30 minute talkback with a local mental health expert between the actors & audience. A short reception, with the cast, will follow for VIP ticket holders. This tour runs on the heels of Suicide Awareness Month, which takes place every September, this extension allows for the conversation to be continued—because truly, mental health is a topic that needs attention year-around