Hope is here! And she’s not alone. Handron, the playwright and sole actor in this 60 minute play, discards clichéd representations of recovery and alcoholism and relies on complex characters and richly layered stories to expose the raw emotions so many alcoholic women experience. Handron’s back-to-back portrayals of a woman named Hope and 15 other female alcoholics (some sober, some not) of all ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds come out of Handron’s own research on the subject, in face-to-face and computer mediated recovery meetings master’s degree program at Georgetown University.
Handron has performed Drunk with Hope in Chicago in New York City, Washington, DC, and Chicago. DCTheatreScene.com’s David Winkler said, “As a performer, Handron is dynamic and damn near fearless, embodying over the course of the hour a panoply of characters, as well as abstract concepts from the alcoholic’s psychological landscape.” The Washington Post raved “any theatergoer can appreciate Handron and Brienza’s skill at packing humor and theatricality into sociological observations.”