Cynthia sings out about blacking out. Photo by Dustin Drankowski

Cynthia sings out about blacking out. Photo by Dustin Drankowski

Generally, autobiographical shows tend to err on the whiny, self-serving side, where the performer secretly just wants to use the audience as a kind of therapist. Not so in Cynthia Hopkins’ The Alcoholic Movie Musical, running thru November 6 at The Bushwick Starr, one of BK’s premier performance venues for live theatre.

Dubbed “an experiment in live musical filmmaking,” The Alcoholic Movie Musical is a multimedia romp through performance artist and musician Cynthia Hopkins’ struggle with her lifelong dependence on the drink. See it, and you might think twice about getting sauced. You might also decide to have a free cocktail at Heavy Woods afterwards (it’s included with your ticket).

Point is, this show doesn’t prescribe anything, and it doesn’t make you hate the person onstage. It just makes you feel better.  (more…)