Clinically Un-Depressed is a dramatic comedy where Cole Black, a boy with a chemical imbalance which renders him unable to be sad or angry, changes everyone around him. The story is told from the perspective of a Vietnam veteran, Millard Anderson, who is the grumpy old man of the neighborhood. His main pleasure in life is yelling at kids from his front porch. Most kids run, but Cole sticks around, starts talking to him and transforms Milliard’s miserable life into something wonderful. Cole’s father, Blake Black, a high-strung lawyer, is psychologically abusive to his wife and Cole. But his father is a source of fascination to Cole as he tries to understand the emotions which are a mystery to him. Because Cole responds differently, people have to respond to him differently. The school bully becomes his best friend, the uppity girl becomes his girlfriend, he becomes his boss’s go-to person for how to run a business and other lives are changed.
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About the Author
Will Holcomb is a software engineer, writer and playwright, among other things. His four part book "The Infinite Jeff", explores questions facing both the individual and society/humanity. It takes a fascinating look at religion and human potential. He is currently editing part 3 of "The Infinite Jeff", and working on a new play. The first play, "Shakespeare Rocks", was written for a youth troupe as a fun way to get them interested in Shakespeare. His second play, "Clinically Un-Depressed", premiered to sold out shows and standing ovations. It explores the possibility of how lives could be transformed if we simply reacted differently to others.