For many who’ve experienced the trials of a divorce, they know it’s no laughing matter, but a new musical is turning divorce on its head to help the audience see the funny side of a marital breakup.
This morning, Gary Bryan spoke with the author of Divorce Party The Musical, Dr. Amy Botwinick, about taking her own experience with divorce from a series of acclaimed self-help books to an entertaining stage play.
Amy wrote this humorous take on divorce in effort to help others through similar experiences that she admits is “very expensive emotionally and financially.”
“I wound up writing down drama trauma and I picked it up a couple days later and started laughing,” said Amy. “So I thought it was a really good idea to help everybody else out during a really challenging time that millions of people are dealing with.”
Amy notes that the show has been universal among happily married couples and those who can relate to going through a divorce or bad breakup.
Going through her own divorce and learning all the wrong ways to handle the process, Amy now coaches other couples going through the challenging process to sway them away from making the same mistakes she did. She adds that surrounding yourself with friends and family helps ease the stresses of a divorce and get over it much quicker.
“That’s what Divorce Party The Musical is all about. Helping people realize you’re not alone and you can’t really get through it by yourself,” said Amy. “Remember to laugh…humor is the best medicine and that’s what the show is all about.”
You can catch the final performances of Divorce Party The Musical at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood until March 31st. For showtimes and tickets, visit www.elportaltheatre.com.
Listen to our complete interview with Amy to learn more about her inspiration behind Divorce Party The Musical!