The Comfort of Darkness

Opened Aug 11, 2010
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The Comfort of Darkness, is the slightly fictionalized version of the real life story of Dr. Anton Mesmer, who of course is synonymous with the term Mesmerized. In actuality Dr. Mesmer was the pioneer of hypnotism in addition to utilizing techniques that are now associated with psychotherapy. Gross's play centers on the real life treatment of the young pianist Maria Theresa von Paradis and Mesmer's attempt to rid her of blindness. It is, at its core, a romantic love story that explores the choices we make for a life of comfort over what we know to be true and ultimately more rewarding.

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Robert Cuccioli, Gordon McConnell Set for Caldwell Theatre's 2010 Summer Season - May 6, 2010

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