Chicago — Chicago singer Nikki Lynette recently took to the stage of the Den Theatre in Wicker Park to showcase yet another one of her many talents — acting. Her show, “Get Out Alive,” which she wrote and produced, puts a spotlight on depression and anxiety and teaches you that it's okay to not be okay.
She caught the attention of the audience by starting off the show singing a song while she painted a picture. Other visuals included images displayed from a projector and handwritten signs, one of which said 1 of 5 people suffer from a mental illness.
“I started writing this play during my suicide recovery,” said Nikki Lynette. “When I was in the mental hospital I was ready to leave. People told me when I was in there I was rocking back and forth with a towel on my head yelling. This is what kept me in there longer. At this point I knew it was time for change. I wanted to be there for my mother who had cancer at the time.”
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