When The Light Leaves
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)
Presented by High Line Theatre in collaboration with Citizen Theatre
Written by Rory Godbold
Directed by Jayde Kirchert
Cast includes Tomas Parrish
Design by Stu Brown
Sound Design by Imogen Cygler
Image by Stu Brown
June 12 – 23
Wed 6.30pm| Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30pm| Sun 4pm
Approx running time: 70 min
La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond St, Carlton
Full $30 Concession $20
03 9347 6948