Donny Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel artist whose Grammy-winning work made him a major force on the music scene. But Hathaway was a troubled genius – a man who often refused to take the prescribed medication that was meant to help control the debilitating symptoms of his paranoid schizophrenia. Now, Athenaeum Theatre’s production of Twisted Melodies offers a fictionalized journey through that tortured and brilliant mind, giving you a glimpse into the life of a man lost in space and time as he battles a truly insidious mental illness. A theatrical experience that aims to captivate with its penetrating exploration of the psychology of a musical legend, Twisted Melodies is also designed to open up conversation about the ways mental illness is treated in our society.
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