Schoolhouse Players, in collaboration with ConcordTV, is presenting an original film at Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main Street in Concord, on Thursday, July 25th at 7 p.m. followed by a panel discussion. The film, Sing Away Pain, is about a woman who suffers chronic pain and discovers the healing power of expressive arts – and in the process saves her marriage.

The first in a series of medical educational films, writer Brenda Wilbert approaches the material in an original new format, rather than as a standard educational documentary. A one-act play is first presented in the film in the form of a professional stage reading performed by actors, followed by a discussion with a health professional in which the writer and the actors examine how people with chronic pain can treat debilitating symptoms through the application of expressive arts.