Six-year-old BooBoo just wants the horribles to stop. When being very, very good fails, she becomes very, very small.
GUTS: The Story of BooBoo & Me, is the poignant, autobiographical journey of two sisters driven apart by mental illness and brought back together again...just in time. This 40+ year journey reveals the complexity of mental illness, its impact on one family and one warrior's indefatigable hope. *
*Originally a solo show, GUTS has a full cast.
MARYBETH - Spunky, impulsive, baby of the family. Believes she is responsible for saving Becky and making the family happy. Begins as six year old and ages to 49. Suffers effects of PTSD from sexual abuse. NARRATOR - played by same actress in role of Marybeth. Narrator helps explain what is happening. Follows the ages of Marybeth. CONTEMPORARY NARRATOR - Marybeth today looking back. Addresses audience as one would a friend. BECKY/BOOBOO - Empathic, delicate, introverted visual artist. Middle child. Believes she is responsible for each family members' emotional state. Suffers effects of PTSD from sexual abuse beginning at age five. Ages from adolescence to 50 years old. BOB - Marybeth's husband. Quirky, grumpy, sensitive. Is loyal and loves deeply. In his forties. Three seasoned actors to play multiple, distinctive characters.