Comments for Valentine's Day at the Roxy

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Produced by Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister

Other pieces by Long Haul Productions

Summary: A profile of the annual Valentine's Day dance at the Roxy, a one-of-a-kind club that caters to the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.
 

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Review of Valentine's Day at the Roxy

Sorry I'm a little late on this one. This piece, however, should not be ignored because of its time specificity. It's an audio vignette of mentally ill participants in an annual Valentine's day dance event. We hear men and women talk about love,life, and how they plan their lives around someone else. You and I may have our own perceptions of what mentally ill people feel for the opposite sexes, and if we find this piece 'revealing,' we should be a little ashamed of ourselves.