Insides OUT! is the emotionally charged and hilarious story of one young persons journey from her high school and college years through her introduction to the working world. Abuse of alcohol, drugs, food, and sex, mark a journey into and ultimately out of self-loathing. The performance seeks to depict the lifelong struggle for integration of the many aspects of the self, and the continued voyage towards peace of mind.
The psychoanalyst Carl Jung suggests that the human psyche comprises many different archetypal characters. In this powerful performance, Ms. Rubin uses stand up comedy, poetry, song, improvisation, and monologue to tell the story of the conflict among seven particular archetypes in her psyche.
Big Katies journey takes her through years of drinking, self destructive sexual encounters, and generally reckless behaviors, all of which ultimately drive her into the ground and to her own emotional bottom. Having hit this place of vulnerability and selflessness, she becomes willing to do it a different way, and in so doing, discovers who she really is, after all.
Audiences say that the show not only had them laughing and crying at the same time, but helped them come to accept and embrace all of their inner selves. As in Big Katies journey, the child archetype can serve to inspire and excite us, the addict can help create spaces in our lives where we can experience pleasure, and the judge can make sure we show up on time for our commitments. Insides OUT! helps us remember that every emotion, every aspect of the psyche provides energy that we can use to develop ourselves and to bring joy and healing to those around us.
INSIDE OUT runs September 20 and 27, 2009 at 6pm. All performances are at Off Market Theatres 965 Mission St. San Francisco, CA. 94103. Tickets are $10. Running time is 60 minutes, with wheelchair access and concessions available. Allow time for street parking.
965 Mission St, Stage 205
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|