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Off-Broadway News Edinburgh Fringe Favorite Before The Drugs Kick In to Play New York

The acclaimed solo show will play St. Marks for a handful of performances this December.

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Edinburgh Fringe favorite solo show Before The Drugs Kick In will play New York next month.

Featuring Maria DeCotis, the show will play weekends at UNDER St. Marks from December 8 to December 22. Written, directed, and produced by Mike Lemme, the play is inspired by his own mother. The creative team will also include movement director Mandy Gordon.

READ: Why Maria DeCotis Is Performing Two Solo Shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

DeCotis plays a woman named Lynn T. Walsh, speaking from an insane asylum, about how she felt abandoned by her family after attempting to take her own life, and how society abandons women after they're no longer deemed useful. Styled like a comedy show, Before The Drugs Kick In is dedicated to young mothers whose mental health is often disregarded by society. 

The Fringe run received critical acclaim as well as nominations for the BBC Writersroom Popcorn Award for New Writing and the Mental Health Foundation Fringe Award.

Tickets for all performances are available on a sliding scale. For more information, visit here.

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