Playwright Ana Bess Moyer Bell was studying for a master’s degree at New York University when the opioid epidemic hit home. Friends in their 20s began dying of drug overdoses.
Her play, “Four Legs To Stand On,” which she completed after moving back to her hometown of South Kingstown, portrays a family in which the father has cancer and the son has an addiction to opioids. Moyer Bell has also founded a nonprofit, C.O.A.S.T., to help combat the stigma of addiction.
"Four Legs to Stand On" will be performed Monday, January 15th at 7 p.m. at The Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Josiah Rich, Army Combat Veteran Paul Kandarian and Author Alyssa Sullivan. Admission is free and doors open at 6 p.m. More information about the performance is available on Facebook .