Drunk With Hope In Chicago

“What’s a nice girl like you NOT drinking in a place like this?”

Hope is here! And she’s not alone. Tara Handron, the playwright and sole actor in her 60-minute play, discards clichéd representations of recovery and alcoholism and relies on complex characters and richly layered stories to expose the raw emotions so many alcoholic women experience. Handron’s back-to-back portrayals of over 15 female alcoholics (some sober, some not) of all ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds come out of Handron’s own research on the subject, in face-to-face and computer mediated recovery meetings, as part of her thesis requirement in the Communication, Culture & Technology master’s degree program at Georgetown University.  Trained at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Second City in Chicago with many theatrical roles to her name, Handron brings talent and education to the stage as well as humor, poignancy, and a fresh voice to the once taboo subject of the female alcoholic.

Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit women in recovery at the Addictions Care Center of Albany (ACCA) and The Next Step, Inc.

To purchase tickets, print and complete a ticket order form by clicking HERE.

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Pine Street Capital Partners
WellCare Health Plans
Austin & Co.
Granite Premium Funding
Meridian Capital Partners
National Grid
Nigro Companies
Omni Development Co.
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  • Sheriff Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff’s Office
  • Michael Beyer, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Basketball
  • Honorable Dorcey Applyrs, Albany Common Council
  • Don Applyrs, KIPP: Tech Valley Charter School
  • Cat Calsolaro, The Standard
  • Ed Corless, ACCA
  • Bill DeFrancesco, CDPHP
  • Rich Hurley, Troy HS Varsity Basketball
  • Commissioner Jonathan Jones, Albany Department of Recreation
  • Michael Lasch, Pine Street Capital Partners
  • Honorable Dan McCoy, Albany County Executive
  • Honorable John McDonald III, NYS Assembly
  • Bob Muncil, COOL Insuring Agency
  • Brian Mulvey, CDPHP
  • Chad O'Hara, B95.5 FM
  • Matt McLaughlin, Bishop Maginn High School
  • Minister Michael Poindexter, Metropolitan NTM Baptist Church
  • Michael Reilly, Energy Insurance Brokers
  • Chris Rusiecki, Energy Insurance Brokers
  • Mayor Kathy Sheehan, City of Albany
  • Brian Sinkoff, Prudential Manor Homes
  • Shawn Spratt, CDPHP
  • Keith Stack, ACCA
  • Anya Tucker, WTEN
  • Guy Waltman, Family First Fitness
  • J. Will, JAMZ 96.3 FM

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2nd Annual Healing Hearts Breakfast

Invitation 2014CLICK HERE to register to attend the 2nd Annual Healing Hearts Breakfast on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Thank you to our 2014 Honorary Committee:

Sheriff Craig D. Apple, Sr.
Honorable Ronald E. Bailey
William J. Better
Donald W. Boyajian
Senator Neil D. Breslin
Walter Burke
James T. Burns
Diane Cameron Pascone
F. Lee Castleman
Paul A. Ehmann
Honorable Patricia A. Fahy
The Gorman Group & Family
Matthew Hosford, Esq.
Quay Houchen
Honorable Kelly Kimbrough
Mary Anne Klein
Chief Steven Krokoff
Robert D. Muncil
Sarah Loveland
Honorable John T. McDonald, III
Joseph O'Connor
Ken Raymond
Michael Reilly
Keith W. Stack
John E. Sweeney, Esq.
Congressman Paul D. Tonko
Salvatore Villa
Mikki Ward-Harper
Lynn Warner, PhD

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Out of the Woods Book Benefit

The Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza will host a special book signing with author, Diane Cameron, on Saturday, April 12th to benefit ACCA - please call (518) 465-5829 for more information!

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