Love Lessons From Abu Ghraib

See local yogi Jennifer Schelter in a one-woman show about her experience with Abu Ghraib prisoners this weekend

The fact that Jennifer Schelter, owner of Philly’s Yoga Schelter, traveled to Iraq in an attempt to ease the pain of tortured Abu Ghraib detainees through the use of yoga and meditation is surprising in and of itself. The fact that she’s turned her experience into a one-woman show, Love Lessons From Abu Ghraib (which she wrote and will star in at the Adrienne this weekend), is rather unbelievable. In an interview with InterAct Theatre Company, Schelter discussed how the trip came to be, and why the performance helped her deal with the depression she fell into after returning home.

Watch the trailer for the show below.

Love Lessons From Abu Ghraib, January 29 – February 13, 2011 at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street.