I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

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Opened Oct 1, 2004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Miners Alley Playhouse presents the world premiere of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, by Walter L. Newton, based on the best selling novel by renowned local author Joanne Greenberg. Rick Bernstein directs. Debra Klein created the Kingdom of Yr as a form of defense from her frightening reality. In childhood, Debra suffered frequent abuse from her anti-Semitic peers and neighbors. At first Yr was a safe-haven, but over time the gods of Yr became tyrannical dictators who ruled Debra's every word and action. At the age of 16, Debra was committed to a mental hospital with schizophrenia. This is the story of her remarkable cure.