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Play About Mental Illness Runs In Ossining

A play, "A Short Walk in The Sun," is set to open at the Steamer Firehouse in Ossining.
A play, "A Short Walk in The Sun," is set to open at the Steamer Firehouse in Ossining. Photo Credit: File photo

OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Westchester Collaborative Theater will present "A Short Walk in The Sun,"a play about mental illness and the way society treats those suffering with it, written by Joe Albert Lima, Nov. 6 to 28 at the Steamer Company Firehouse, 117 Main Street, 2nd Floor in Ossining.

The story centers on KC, a seriously mentally ill 39-year-old man who is being given a last chance by his sister Sarah to get his life together after almost 20 years of being in and out of psychiatric hospitals.

 KC reluctantly goes to the clinic where he meets Peaches, a young woman who gets involved with him because of her need to be loved. 

Sarah must also contend with her ex-husband Max who is trying again after having failed at several business ventures. A Short Walk Into Sunshine is a story about last chances for its characters and their struggles to overcome the past.

Opening night is Friday, Nov. 6. The show runs Friday, Saturday and has three Sunday matinees. Two of the matinees will be followed by a Q&A with the director and cast. 

Tickets are affordable with discounts for students and seniors. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit; also click here for a full schedule and to buy tickets 

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