Not all angels are from heaven.
You arrive for your first class at the Self Centre. The receptionist (who you spoke to on the phone earlier in the week) seems to say ‘fabulous’ to everything you say, even if it isn’t – fabulous that is. She’s also somewhat condescending, especially if you’re old and want to pay cash or cheque. She even offers to set up contactless payments on your phone. She asks you to wash your hands to remove any ‘historical effluence’ before cleansing your aura (I love that line). What starts out as a comedy set in one of ‘those’ places where you can release your inner child or take part in Hot Yoga (I have and believe me it’s HOT) becomes a tale of sadness, guilt and rebirth.
Angel runs the Self Centre and while the narrator doesn’t always believe in everything she teaches, Angel saved her life when her grief was ready to overwhelm her. She gave her a job and taught her how to deal with loss. Self Centre is so poignant and relevant, especially at the moment. What an amazing play. I absolutely loved it.
Self Centre was written by @JCarreiraWriter
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