Through July 2, 2017
“How to Be A Respectable Junkie” is a special evening of theater. Superb acting, within the confines of a meaningful script, it grabs and holds the audience’s attention. This is absolute must be seen theater for anyone who goes to be informed, to share in a real experience, to see that there may be light at the end of a tunnel, while observing a master class in acting.
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
Every so often a show comes along that hits with the intensity of a car wreck. This is such a show with no punches being pulled. At times humorous to counter balance the raw nerve intensity it is a stark look at a national epidemic that shows no sign of weakening. As brutal as it is, this is must see theater.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
The ending, well-meaning though it is, is way too pat. But most of Junkie is right on the mark, showing us earthlings how it feels to be stuck on the business end of those deadly needles.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
"Christopher Bohan is Brian, a heroin addict, in the world premiere of "How to be a Respectable Junkie" at Dobama Theatre. The one-man play by Greg Vovos is based on the real-life experiences of Craig, a former junkie who now helps others detox and stay clean. "Heroin is kind of like this big wall," he says. "It allows you to feel nothing, and that's why a lot of people use it. They don't want to feel bad and they'll literally sacrifice feeling good to feel nothing." The greatest gift of "How to be a Respectable Junkie" is that once you've seen it, the thought of his annihilation is almost impossible to bear.
To see a full preview of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.