The Now. Here. This. team was asked what their favorite line or moment in the show is. Kristi Szczepanek (Female Understudy performing Thursday, August 4) wrote us the following beautiful entry:
I'm slowly starting to recover from 4 year fight with depression and anxiety. Right around the time I hit my absolute lowest point, the opportunity to understudy the show came along. It's funny how life gives you exactly what you need when you need it.
My favorite line is "It is now. You are here."
One of the ways my depression/anxiety manifests itself is though ruminative thoughts. These have a sneaky way of really ruining anything I'm trying to enjoy. I say this line to myself several times a day. Things that happened in the past can't be changed and we don't know what will happen in the future, so the only thing to do is just be here now. It's not easy and it takes practice, but it's a hell of a lot easier on you than letting your monkey mind go wild.
- Kristi Szczepanek (Female Understudy)
The Chicago premiere of Now. Here. This. runs July 22 - August 21 at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. Click HERE for tickets.
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