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The Book That Won’t Close; Confessions of a Love Addict

October 9, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm 47 South Oak Street Ventura, CA 93001

Written and performed by TL Forsberg
Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson

Forsberg’s most recent masterpiece is the award-winning, critically claimed show, “The Book That Won’t Close – Confessions of a Love Addict.” (Note: the show contains mature content and is recommended for those 18 and older.) The show is described as a dark comedy told through stories. It deals with Forsberg’s cultural fluidity, personal isolation, and experiences in bad relationships. She also addresses how she dealt with addiction through confronting unhealed parts of the self that are equal parts hearing and Deaf.

The show is fully accessible for both hearing and d/Deaf audiences. It includes the full measure of Forsberg’s many gifts: original music, dance, visual projections, spoken voice, ASL, and captioning. One reviewer called Forsberg “a force – a delightful and intense force with which to be reckoned.” Another called the show the “best one woman show I have ever seen. TL is a master at unfolding societal taboos.” The “Book…” won the prestigious 2020 Encore award at the Santa Monica Playhouse and “Best in Fest” at Solofest 2020 and 2021.

Q&A after the show