Laugh, Cry and Gain Insights at Unique Evening of Healing through Improv


The public is invited to laugh, cry and gain insights at a unique evening of improvisation on Saturday, May 2 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Emerson’s Health and Wellness Center in Concord.  True Story Theatre, an improv group that promotes social healing through performance, will entertain the audience, offer deeper connections and a renewed appreciation for our common humanity during this evening of Unexpected Twists: Stories of What Life Hands Us.

Plan to come to share a story or gain insights just by watching. True Story Theatre and InterPlay will perform an embodied theatre of empathy, respect and creativity. The program will begin with InterPlayers interpreting themes of "what life hands us" with movement and vocal group improvisations.  Then, with True Story Theater, volunteers from the audience will be invited to share what’s important in their lives. On the spot, actors portray the heart of what they heard using music, movement, and dialogue.

True Story Theatre performs for community, health, wellness, educational, private and other groups all throughout New England. A respectful atmosphere is created where every voice can be heard and any story told — however ordinary or extraordinary, difficult or joyful.

InterPlay is a program and practice of individual and community wellness offered in group settings around the country and locally. Says facilitator C.C. King, "We transform our stories, nudge social change and come together in soulful, deep and yet light-hearted ways."

The program will be held at Emerson’s Health & Wellness Center located at 310 Baker Ave. in Concord, free parking is available in the office park. Registration and a $10 fee is required. For more information and to register, as well as learn about many health and wellness classes taking place this spring and summer at Emerson’s Health & Wellness Center, visit or call 978-287-3777. Learn more about True Story Theatre at:

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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit