The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain
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The Greenhouse Theatre Center presents Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain, written and performed by Rhonda S. Musak and directed by Gareth Hendee, October 3 – 6 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue. Press opening is ThuGenesee Theatrersday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are Thursday, Oct. 3, Friday, Oct. 4, Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. with a short talkback after each performance. Single tickets are $25 and may be purchased at or at 773.404.7336.   From the time she was a child and far into adulthood, Rhonda was squeaking by. Is she “dumb?” Or is it something else that is holding her back and making life so challenging? Why does she need so many self-help books and even a dating coach? At the heart of Rhonda Badonda are themes of determination and persistence tied together with a medical mystery. It is an often-hilarious autobiographical story of one woman's journey dealing with the undiagnosed learning disabilities that impact every area of her life, and her quest to find treatment.   Audiences will venture with Rhonda inside her brain, a place where the terrain shape-shifts continually leaving her lost, confused and ultimately more and more determined to get to the bottom of what's wrong with her. The woman who solves this mystery as she diagnoses Rhonda’s learning disabilities – learning disabilities that 99.9% of people do not know exist – also holds the key to Rhonda’s healing and a future filled with possibility. The treatment that Rhonda is given is an extremely powerful but little-known sound-based therapy employing the music of Mozart: The Tomatis Method. Those who have experienced the Tomatis Method have ultimately found it to be enormously effective and completely life-changing.