Love After Death

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In Association with Whitefire Theatre, haPPY/sAd presents Love After Death by Brittany Stahl.

What happens when love meets anxiety? And OCD? And depression? Join me in this comedic exploration of all the neurotic tendencies and defense mechanisms standing between me and something called happy. If I can get out of my own way, I just might figure it out. Then again, it might be the death of me.

This show broaches mental health topics, including suicide, which some viewers may be triggered by. Please understand that these topics are handled with every effort to be respectful. It is not the intent of anyone involved with this production to be insensitive or offensive but, rather, to establish a dialogue about these topics in order to promote mental health awareness.

In the words of one reviewer, "This show was breath taking by means of punching right in the gut. Funny, clever and heart breaking, it tears you to pieces but manages to sew you up in the end." Join us at the Whitefire Theatre for Solofest 2020 on February 17th at 8:00pm.

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Love After Death was a series of monologues written and performed by Brittany Stahl. It tackled themes of relationships, love, and mental health in a night of introspection. As a writer, Stahl offers relatable moments that the audience can easily understand and feel, and then compounds them with complexity and gives insight to the mind of one who suffers from various emotional maladies. Many aspects of the show are minimal: the set, the lighting, the costumes. In doing so, the audience is left to focus on Stahl's lyrical prose and sharp performance. Rather than portraying pain as a wound inflicted by a wild ax, Stahl deftly makes the audience understand it as a quick internal slice that slowly festers. It's subtle and effective and beautiful.

sweet - Toni Rose


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Miss. Stahl gives a moving performance. She tackles the taboo subjects of mental health, and speaks from experience (which is extremely admirable) Mental health is a relatable topic, and Brittany’s story might make others undergoing similar situations feel less alone.

Might I add the perfect touch of dark humor she sprinkles in there.

sweet - A.H


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The mental health struggles depicted are what a lot of us deal with to some extent and I believe many will feel validated by watching. I know I felt seen. It showcases how we humans are not that different from each other.

sweet - Erica


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After watching this performance, I realized that I knew nothing about what people go through on the inside. Dealing with mental health. This play was a wonderful comedic piece about this woman’s struggle with all her demons. And there were quite a few. But she was able to differentiate each character and kept some of the intense topics a little easier to swallow. This was a wonderful way to show us the journey of her letting love in.

A lovely job by Miss Stahl, putting on a true face and letting us all see a glimpse of her life. A brave, brave woman indeed. It was a nice insight. Thank you.

sweet - Aaron


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Heartfelt and moving. A perfect piece talking about relationships, and how they shape us for the good and the bad. Brittany absolutely killed it!

sweet - Evan Dunlevy


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A well crafted, earnestly executed production. Uses many lovely conventions to weave the story in front of us. It is brave, dark, and endearing -- without being indulgent. A one person piece that remains quite honest throughout -- well worth your time.

sweet - Tim T


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Brittany created and performed an amazing solo show. It is a heavy and important topic (mental health awareness) that she somehow makes funny, but still serious! I laughed, I teared up, and I was super entertained.. but most of all her show just made me FEEL!

sweet - Naseem Ahrestani


Steve Chang

This is an incredible show. Brittany boldly opens up and takes us through her experiences of love and anxiety in a polished theatrical presentation. It's personal and relatable at the same time. I hope other people will see this and enjoy it as much as I did.

sweet - Steve Chang


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Overall the show was entertaining. A kind of “you need to laugh at yourself unless you are going to cry” kind of tone. It was supplemented with video and photos. More than mental health, it seemed to me more about how our romantic relationships and our reactions to they change us, for the good or bad. A very brave piece that Brittany constructed and is sharing her truths with us.

sweet - Denise Barrett


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Love After Death was a series of monologues written and performed by Brittany Stahl. It tackled themes of relationships, love, and mental health in a night of introspection. As a writer, Stahl offers relatable moments that the audience can easily understand and feel, and then compounds them with complexity and gives insight to the mind of one who suffers from various emotional maladies. Many aspects of the show are minimal: the set, the lighting, the costumes. In doing so, the audience is left to focus on Stahl's lyrical prose and sharp performance. Rather than portraying pain as a wound inflicted by a wild ax, Stahl deftly makes the audience understand it as a quick internal slice that slowly festers. It's subtle and effective and beautiful.

sweet - Toni Rose


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Miss. Stahl gives a moving performance. She tackles the taboo subjects of mental health, and speaks from experience (which is extremely admirable) Mental health is a relatable topic, and Brittany’s story might make others undergoing similar situations feel less alone.

Might I add the perfect touch of dark humor she sprinkles in there.

sweet - A.H


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The mental health struggles depicted are what a lot of us deal with to some extent and I believe many will feel validated by watching. I know I felt seen. It showcases how we humans are not that different from each other.

sweet - Erica


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After watching this performance, I realized that I knew nothing about what people go through on the inside. Dealing with mental health. This play was a wonderful comedic piece about this woman’s struggle with all her demons. And there were quite a few. But she was able to differentiate each character and kept some of the intense topics a little easier to swallow. This was a wonderful way to show us the journey of her letting love in.

A lovely job by Miss Stahl, putting on a true face and letting us all see a glimpse of her life. A brave, brave woman indeed. It was a nice insight. Thank you.

sweet - Aaron


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Heartfelt and moving. A perfect piece talking about relationships, and how they shape us for the good and the bad. Brittany absolutely killed it!

sweet - Evan Dunlevy


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A well crafted, earnestly executed production. Uses many lovely conventions to weave the story in front of us. It is brave, dark, and endearing -- without being indulgent. A one person piece that remains quite honest throughout -- well worth your time.

sweet - Tim T


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Brittany created and performed an amazing solo show. It is a heavy and important topic (mental health awareness) that she somehow makes funny, but still serious! I laughed, I teared up, and I was super entertained.. but most of all her show just made me FEEL!

sweet - Naseem Ahrestani


Steve Chang

This is an incredible show. Brittany boldly opens up and takes us through her experiences of love and anxiety in a polished theatrical presentation. It's personal and relatable at the same time. I hope other people will see this and enjoy it as much as I did.

sweet - Steve Chang


Avatar

Overall the show was entertaining. A kind of “you need to laugh at yourself unless you are going to cry” kind of tone. It was supplemented with video and photos. More than mental health, it seemed to me more about how our romantic relationships and our reactions to they change us, for the good or bad. A very brave piece that Brittany constructed and is sharing her truths with us.

sweet - Denise Barrett