When The Light Leaves [Melbourne]
Friday June 21, 2019 - 7:30 PM
La Mama Courthouse
349 Drummond Street
From $20.00 (and please arrive early to be seated in appropriate seats)
Benji Hoopmann & Rebecca White
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
Auslan access : please arrive early and make yourself known to venue staff on arrival to be seated in the correct area. Thank you.
Death is wild and unpredictable, when it comes to the end of my life, my trust is with myself.
Dan’s dreaming of dead ducks and cartoon skeletons. He’s also dying. Liam’s doing his best to be supportive, his sister has good intentions and the nurse is trying to provide the comfort prescribed in the rule book. But none of them can give him what he needs. With access to assisted dying imminent, everyone has an opinion in how you live and die. It’s time for Dan to choose how he goes.
I know from close observation that Rory Godbold understands the brutal nuances of this issue in ways that very few can claim. He brings a perspective to it, both as creator and as witness, which has the unmistakable ring of truth. Nothing in performance is more powerful than the truth.
– Andrew Denton (for When The Light Leaves)