Such Good Friends


Celebrate ABILITY at a special free screening of the award-winning documentary, Such Good Friends, about The Invisible Theatre of Tucson’s Pastime Players!

Such Good Friends is a documentary by Cyndee Wing, Susan Claassen and Film-IT productions chronicling the Invisible Theatre of Tucson’s Pastime Players.  It’s an unforgettable journey from heart to art, featuring a theme song written by Golden Globe-winner Amanda McBroom (The Rose) and Michele Brouman. For over 25 years, Susan Claassen, artistic director of the Invisible Theatre, has spearheaded this arts project. She, Gail Fitzhugh and a dedicated group of artists teach theatre, music and dance twice a week to exceptional education students. Verl, Danny, Beth, Janna, Meg and Jennifer have been members of this performance troupe. Their connections and ultimate friendship tells the story of two very different worlds coming together through the power of the arts. In the documentary, we witness how they have changed the lives of the other individual participants and a community. We also see how this project has changed their lives. We meet their families and follow them as they embark on adulthood. We watch them as they make choices and struggle with the rigors of putting together their theatrical performance – The Me Inside of Me. Yet, it is much more than a film about a theatre project in an inner-city public school. It is an unforgettable journey from heart to art. Each story is a triumph over the odds. Some make it to the final performance – others don’t. Some students make it in life – others don’t. Some are defined by their disability and others by their ability. Such Good Friends is what makes the difference. (Dir. by Cyndee Wing, 2009, USA, 90 mins., Not Rated)

Thanks to our commuity partner The Ability Center