Linda Leonard offers stage directions to Ken Orman during rehearsals for "I'm Always On My Mind." Provided photo.

Linda Leonard offers stage directions to Ken Orman during rehearsals for “I’m Always On My Mind.” Provided photo.

A Lakewood neighbor is using theater and comedy to give us a glimpse into the life and mind of a narcissist.

Lakewood resident Linda Leonard is directing the humorous one-man show “I’m Always On My Mind” about 40-year-old who seemingly has it all – charm, charisma, success and good looks. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard, Brock (played by Ken Orman) quickly became a successful businessman. He’s a narcissist, although he hasn’t figured that out yet. His ego has been his compass his entire life, leading him to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.

Leonard has been directing and acting for film and television for 35 years. She has worked on shows such as “American Crime” and “Salem.” Her work has taken her from New York City to LA to Chicago working both on and off Broadway and even abroad on national tours.

She’s teaming up with Lisa Bills and Leslie O’Hare who founded Uppermost Entertainment because they saw “a vast need” in the entertainment industry to tackle serious subject matter, Bills says.

The play opens July 24 and runs until Aug. 22 at Theatre166, 2425 W. Parker Road, in Carrollton. Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite: here.


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