Mental Breaks: They can cure what ails you

Lucas Handwerker, Mentalist

Lucas Handwerker, Mentalist; photo by Franco Vogt

Between the deafening war of politicians’ rhetoric armed with barbs of bigotry and spikes aimed to wound (or make stronger?) their competition/opposition, (and with them, our country,) there are moments, ever so brief, where within it is said that they take a breath; and for battered ears, there is a gloriously infinite moment of joyous silence.

Words have become the weapon of choice for so many. Words, so watered down with pasty gray intention, that they have lost their meaning in strings of manipulation and the piloting of hungry masses.

Wash the barrage of verbal assault away. Step into the theater and let words of purpose rain down and settle your spirit and understanding. Let them take you away from the daily grind and spring-wound duties to a place of self-discovery and renewal.

April 7th thru the 24th, Performing Arts of Woodstock is presenting the play ‘Good People’ By David Lindsay-Abaire.  The play is an insightful comedy of class and culture, deemed darkly funny and surprisingly touching. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m., Sunday Matinees at 1:30 p.m.. Performances will take place at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road in Woodstock, NY 12498. For more information about the performers and for tickets, visit or phone 845-679-7900.

On April 30th at 8 p.m., Lucas Handwerker, Mentalist will entertain in an evening entitled, ‘The Hidden’ at the Woodstock Playhouse. In this evening sponsored by Westwood Metes and Bounds Realty, Lucas Handwerker, labeled a mental prodigy of our time, will open your mind, and lead you on a journey “to an understanding of truth far beyond any adopted self-imposed limitations.”  His show, in truth, has helped people overcome their internal obstacles and realize their life’s full potential. For more information and tickets to his entertaining and inspiring performance at the Woodstock Playhouse located at 103 Mill Hill Road at the Gateway to Woodstock, NY, visit or phone 845-679-6900.

It’s time for a mental break. So off to the theater to feel, to see, to be moved, to connect with a kind fellow human energy and understanding, and to acknowledge that there is more in the silent spaces of infinite breaths than there is in a storm of white noise and hollow words.

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