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"The Wiz" On Weed: Reflecting on brains, courage, and heart on a stoned trip to Emerald City by way of Spotlighters Theatre

"The Wiz" On Weed: Reflecting on brains, courage, and heart on a stoned trip to Emerald City by way of Spotlighters Theatre

"The Wiz" kept me from dropping out of college. My sophomore year of school, all of my friends had lost their minds and I was living with a really odd roommate who had a creepy boyfriend, but one day I sat down to watch TV and found Lena Horne singing 'Believe in Yourself.' I started sobbing and realized I had to pull my life together.

But here I am, working as a critic, coming to review the opening night performance of Spotlighters Theatre's production of the musical. And I just smoked up, which is helping me remember how this piece of art has intersected with my own life, empowering me at each step along the way—and how perfect it is with weed right...

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