When The Light Leaves

Wed 29 & Thu 30 Jan 7.30pm
Fri 31 Jan & Sat 1 Feb 9.30pm

Voluntary Assisted Dying forum follows Thursday performance

Gasworks Theatre

70 mins, no interval

Full $35
Conc $30
Groups 6+ $25
Gold Card $28

City of Port Phillip Locals Night (Wed 29 Jan) $30

Coarse language, suicide references

Wheelchair Accessible

Gasworks Arts Park and Packed House Productions present

When The Light Leaves

by Citizen Theatre

Dan’s dreaming of dead ducks and cartoon skeletons. He’s also dying.

Terminal brain cancer has forced Dan to decide how he wants the end of his life to look. Despite his supportive partner, well-intentioned sister and nurse who comforts by-the-book – no one can give him what he needs. It’s time Dan chooses how he goes.

With access to assisted dying now legal, everyone has an opinion about how you live and die. When The Light Leaves explores how people navigate the reality of death and reconcile their grief, leaving audiences to decide for themselves how they would want to go.

“…moving and nuanced… featuring elegant design and emotionally charged performances… a talented, emotionally honest dive into a tragic human situation” Cameron Woodhead, The Age

“poignant and persuasive… authentic and beautiful” Arts Hub

“…a moving exploration of what it means to allow people to live out the final moments of their lives with dignity, compassion and in control” My Melbourne Arts

Written by Rory Godbold
Directed by Jayde Kirchert
Designed by Stu Brown
Lighting Design by Gina Gacoigne
Costumes by Aislinn Naughton
Composer/Sound design by Imogen Cygler

Image by Stu Brown

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