Join us at the History Theatre on February 19, 2019

Join us at the History Theatre on February 19, 2019

Stories of Humor, Hope and Healing – Mental Health Recovery on Stage

On Tuesday, February 19th from 6:30 pm-7: 30 pm Vail Place members from the Theater Arts Program will once again perform at the History Theatre in St. Paul.

Scenes, monologues, poetry, song, and movement will be among the theatrical expressions used to reveal the often devastating challenges of living with a mental illness.  Our hope is the audience will gain a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with mental illness – and the healing and recovery that is possible through knowledge and support.

  • A Dessert Reception will be held after the performance.
  • An ASL interpreter will be provided. 

A glimpse of what to expect from Kathy, a previous Member/Performer …

The experience of getting these stories out has been very cathartic. I’ve built confidence and learned to better open up to the “real world.” It’s been a really good way of talking about mental health and getting the word out to the public when maybe they’ve got misinformation or just listen to what the media has told them. We get to show that people living with mental illness are just like everyone else.” – Kathy

Tickets are FREE! Donations accepted. For more information and/or to RSVP contact Stefano at or call 952.945.4236

About the Theater Arts Program
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Throughout the process, members have engaged in creative writing exercises and other theater processes that have, as one member stated, “been cathartic and helped me live beyond my comfort zone and open up to the ‘real world’”!

History Theatre is located at 30 East 10th Street in St. Paul. For directions to the History Theatre click here.