What a fantastic show Improbable Players put on at the Jenkins Auditorium in Malden.

Improbable Players work is designed to end stigma, educate around substance use disorder, and start a conversation. The disease of addiction thrives in the dark. They help communities bring it into the light and talk about it. They work with schools, towns, parents, and other nonprofits to approach this difficult topic. Together we can stop addiction before it starts and help end the opioid epidemic.

Improbable Players performed the play “I’ll Never Do That” which starts off with an energetic array of scenes that educates about substance use disorder and satirizes attitudes towards it. The piece then moves into the very personal and universal story of a family in struggle. As the mother descends deeper into alcoholism, the rest of the family struggles to cope-that is, until she finally gets the help she needs.