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World Premiere of The Pill Begins Performances at La MaMa

Randolph Curtis Rand directs this family memoir, conceived by Marla Mase.

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Zoe Wilson and Winsome Brown star in The Pill, directed by Randolph Curtis Rand, at La MaMa's Downstairs Theatre.
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Performances of the world-premiere production of The Pill began on January 25 at La MaMa's Downstairs Theatre and new photos of the production have been released.

Winsome Brown lets it all out in a scene from The Pill.
(© Theo Cote)

In The Pill, conceived by Marla Mase and written by the Family, Sylvia accidentally takes her anorexic daughter's antidepressant, and pandemonium ensues. What follows is a story about the cataclysms of depression, fear, and anxiety, and their dynamic intersections with eating disorder and suicidal ideation.

Zoe Wilson stars as Leni.
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"Like Sylvia, I made the mistake of accidentally taking my daughter's medication," says Mase. "I freaked out. I had these irrational fears about medications – not for other people but for myself – so when I realized what I had done, I screamed and begged my daughter to help me throw it up...Here I am begging my anorexic/bulimic daughter to show me how to throw up. I told my kids, 'This is going into a play one day.' "

Adam Patterson stars.
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Featured in the cast are Zoe Wilson, Winsome Brown, Joshua Turchin, Roger Rathburn, Graham Stevens, Adam Patterson, and Marina Re. Randolph Curtis Rand directs.

The Pill plays through February 4.
(© Theo Cote)

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