TRAGICMAGIC, A Story of Recovery is a riveting drama of tragedy, redemption, and transformation. As a daughter of Lithuanian displaced persons, or “DPs,” growing up in Chicago and needing to fit in, Sigute experienced the dragon of addiction early on.
The show, which takes us through the wild-ride decades of Sigute’s life, shares stories of her hanging with the bad boys, experiencing harrowing alcohol-induced blackouts at a young age; #MeToo casting couch shame; drug-infused escapades as a star manager on Rodeo Drive in the ‘80s; endangering her young daughter; and confrontations with the law.
Sigute led a dual existence most of her life, managing to balance the good girl versus the party animal. Until it all came crashing down.
Getting sober, transforming in India, and reconnecting with her first love – nature – Sigute takes us on her journey with honesty and humor, and honors her Lithuanian roots through song and the pagan ritual of hugging trees.
Woven into the play is the tragic loss of her twenty-four-year-old brother, Al, who had addictions of his own. His haunting poetry is scattered throughout, as are images of him, turning him into a second character in this one-woman show, and bringing a deeper meaning to not only his short life, but hers as well. In the end, it’s not just Sigute’s story, but Al’s too.
Tragic Magic is a story of hope, recovery, triumph, and finally – celebration.