Acadia Hospital to Participate in Penobscot Theatre Company Panel Discussion
Bangor, Me—Acadia Hospital is once again supporting the community building efforts of Penobscot Theatre Company by providing a mental health expert to be part of the panel discussions associated with the upcoming play, End Days, being performed March 12-29 at the historic Bangor Opera House, 131 Main Street, Bangor.
“Acadia has worked on school outreach programs with Penobscot Theatre Company in the past, sponsoring one act plays like ‘Secret Life of Girls’ which addressed relational bullying, and ‘I am the Brother of Dragons’ which explored substance abuse and peer pressure,” commented Acadia President and CEO Daniel B. Coffey. “By having a representative on the panel for ‘End Days’, we acknowledge the power of live theatre to open the heart and mind, allowing individuals to explore more fully what it means to live in a complex world.”
Acadia Psychologist David Prescott, PhD, who minored in music and was active in music theatre while attending Bowdoin College, will provide insight in the psychological aspects that the play touches upon, including the impact of trauma on individuals and family.
Penobscot Theatre Company Executive Director Mary Budd added, "We’re eager to use End Days as a jumping-off point for a robust community-based conversation around the intersection of faith and science and how to navigate the uncertain world in which we live. The playwright has given us lots to unpack with this production, and we’re fortunate to have so many esteemed organizations and various experts to help us delve into it. I think we’ll all emerge stronger for the shared experience!”
Acadia Hospital is a fully accredited and licensed non-profit psychiatric hospital whose mission it is to empower people to improve their lives.