‘Addict’s Wake’ to be shown for free at playhouse this week; Production company to make announcement about film


The Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., will host two free showings of “The Addict’s Wake” this week.

The locally filmed documentary, which premiered in October of 2021, tells the story of substance use disorder in Brown County.

Interviews are not limited to local families of those who have battled or are battling substance use disorder. A professor at Butler University shares what happens with brain architecture when someone is using narcotics. Former Brown County Sheriff Scott Southerland and former Brown County Schools Superintendent Laura Hammack also speak to substance use disorder in the community and its effects.

The film will show at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 19 and 20. Doors open at 6 p.m.

An announcement about the film will be made on Jan. 19, as well.

Do Something Inc. is a local nonprofit working to help those in addiction recovery, and is sponsoring the showings at the playhouse. It was also one of several local subjects in “The Addict’s Wake” in 2021.

Tickets to reserve spots are available at browncountyplayhouse.org while they last.

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