The show is an absurdist musical comedy set in a historically representative 1950s mental ward and aims to raise awareness for mental health issues.
There's violence on the ward and Messenger (the caretaker) wants everyone to refrain from using it -- or else they'll lose rec room permission. Caught fighting, our cast faces removal but Writer is determined to cover it all up as a play. Director thinks it's a bad idea but wants to be in charge. The actors Sarcastic, Angry, and Loathing, have deep characteristics that disallow successful execution of their roles. The Critics are non-participatory observers who offer little help. How will these characters make a play (ironically called The Golden Smile) to save themselves? Come see our show to find out!
Yaakov Bressler is a playwright and researcher at Columbia University Medical Center. Dedicated to solving problems in society, Bressler does so with medicine through the scientific method whereas theatre allows him to tackle such problems through social awareness. The Golden Smile is his first play.
A trailer of past performances of the Golden Smile.