New York City
Levy Lee Simon’s Caseload follows eight patients from all walks of life who share one common goal: to pull themselves out of their various addictions. There’s Maggie, a young black woman from Harlem; Vinnie, a Harvard graduate from Bay Ridge; Sonia, a Puerto Rican secretary from the Lower East Side; Eddie, a small time drug dealer from the South Bronx; Fran, a white ex-street walker from East New York; Chaz, an African-American Julliard graduate; Emily, a former socialite from the Hamptons; and Tyrone, a thug from Bedford-Stuyvesant. All are challenged by their primary counselor, Adonis Collins, a former drug addict whose tough-love methods encourage recovery through spirituality. Treatment director Emma Thompson takes the by-the-books approach of recovery through bureaucratic standard. This intense drama delves into the deepest and often most uncomfortable places in the human spirit and provides an honest look at one of the only alternatives available for addicts in recovery.
Caseload attempts to answer questions of what methods work and whether or not the bureaucratic protocol is effective or harmful in treating addicts. Mary Beth Easley directs.
Group Sales Number (10+): 212-695-4173, ext. 5
Appropriate for teens and up.