Mondays at Monarch – June 2013

Date: 3.Jun.2013
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Our Mondays at Monarch selection for the month of June is Brian Alessandro’s new play My Ego Sometimes Trips Up My Wisdom.

My Ego Sometimes Trips Up My Wisdom

Eighty-five-year-old Dr. Rafael Gödel is treating Felix Hopper, a 35-year old gay writer, for having unreasonable expectations. Dr. Gödel has trouble understanding the newly minted mental illnesses known as “entitlement” and “disappointment” as Felix tries to cope with a recent string of romantic and professional failures.  Through a series of unorthodox and potentially provocative psychotherapeutic techniques (including an isolated period of meditation in Antarctica), Dr. Gödel guides Felix through a rather resistant process of detachment from life’s illusions and the youngish writer’s own tenacious desires and regrets. Dr. Gödel also unexpectedly faces his own resentments and reflections during a curious bout of counter-transference.

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