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Love, Madness, and Somewhere in Between

solo performance · james j. cox · Ages 16+ · one person show · 1hr · United States of America

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EDWARD WEBB certified reviewer June 22, 2019
Powerful, no holds barred drama that is not for the faint of heart. Jim strips off all his masks and speaks through the voices of his pain. "Alcohol was not my problem, living life without alcohol was the problem." Jim tells a powerful story of childhood abuse and trauma and also redemption and recovery. You may want to look away but you shouldn't.... full review
MIMI KMET certified reviewer June 17, 2019
An incredible journey of how one man overcame horrible life situations and found redemption. Very moving. And very real. It's definitely worth seeing; be prepared for some raw storytelling that doesn't hold back.... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE night tinted glasses certified reviewer June 12, 2019
tagged as: healing · childhood · joy · pain · recovery · solo · trauma · addiction
On the one hand, Love, Madness and Somewhere In Between deals with a subject of great power. James J. Cox explores a life which for big chunks of it counts as a train wreck--one in which he proved a fundamental victim trying his best (often very badly) to deal with a series of childhood traumas. He dives into a bottle of Jack Daniels for decades, struggling out of it at times only to fall back when confronted by yet another trauma (because life always hurts--otherwise how could it also feel good?). This makes for a solo play about a truly pure form of heroism. Because he emerges from the darkness, defeating the monsters of his memories and his own worst tendencies. No small feat. In many ways, a glorious achievement. But technically... full review