Laughter is Sacred Space – Tiskilwa, IL

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Event Date:
Aug 30, 2014

Event Time:
Aug 30 - Aug 31

Menno Haven Camp and Retreat Center

Event Description

Laughter is Sacred Space – Tiskilwa, IL

Ted Swartz will be the resource person at First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana's church retreat at Menno Haven Camp in Tiskilwa, IL, presenting an evening show of Laughter is Sacred Space on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

In this gritty and dramatic talk, Ted walks you through his relationship with friend and business partner, Lee Eshleman, who took his own life in 2007. Ted explores the paradox of working with a comedic partner struggling with bipolar disorder, as well as the challenge of writing and performing stories about God while experiencing the absence of God after Lee’s death.

Using multi-media and his twenty years of storytelling experience, Laughter is Sacred Space is honest, funny and vulnerable, and reveals the unique journey of working as a comedic actor under the shadow of a mental illness, and offers hope and humor in a way that only Ted could deliver.