Adams State to host Laughter is Sacred Space


Ted Swartz

The Adams State University Counseling Center is partnering with United Campus Ministries and the Anabaptist Fellowship of Alamosa to bring in Ted Swartz and his one-actor show, Laughter is Sacred Space, his own story of grief, loss and ultimately hope, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in Carson Auditorium, located in the Student Union Building. The show is free and open to the public.

Laughter is Sacred Space is based on Swartz's partnership and friendship with Lee Eshleman, his comedic partner, who killed himself in 2007. Laughter is Sacred Space is a true story about the joy and pain of a life full of paradoxes as Swartz walks you through his journey working with a comedic partner struggling with bipolar disorder and performing stories about God while experiencing the profound absence of God.

Using multimedia and his twenty years of storytelling experience, Laughter is Sacred Space is a beautiful example of Swartz's unique ability to use humor to bring hope to some of life's difficult realities.

"The show is open to everyone, is free of charge and should be an entertaining evening of laughter and hope," said Gregg Elliott, director of Adams State Counseling & Career Services.

For more information about the event, contact the ASU Counseling and Career Services at 719-587-7746. For more information about Swartz visit Ted Swartz or email