Supported by Dying With Dignity Victoria, this October Wise Owl Theatre bring Melbourne audiences a powerful and moving tale of love, as a part of the 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival. The story of Frank and Evelyn and their daughters Sharon and Miranda, The Window Outside is a compelling new Australian work exploring how one family negotiate the tender pathway of ageing, illness, and end of life care.
After a profound stroke, Frank is wheelchair bound, cannot speak and totally dependent on someone to care for him. At the same time his beloved wife Evelyn is showing early signs of dementia and is a high risk of hurting her-self or someone else. With their eldest daughter Sharon physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted as the primary caregiver for her parents, while younger sister Miranda enjoys a celebrated life as an artist in London, The Window Outside invites audiences to join this family as they tread the unknown terrain of end of life choices.
Playing as a part of the 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival at the Northcote Town Hall, The Window Outside also tours Geelong, Moorabbin and Warragul throughout October. Funny, pertinent and incredibly moving, this new Australian work is not to be missed.
Wise Owl Theatre is a Melbourne-based independent theatre company that celebrate older people, their stories, and their lives. They produce both new and published works that reflect the richness and experience of older peo-ple and strive to encourage inter-generational relationships by providing opportunities for young artists to work and collaborate with experienced older theatre professionals.
This season is proudly supported by Victorian Seniors Festival, Dying with Dignity Victoria, Dr Rodney Syme (Opening Night Key Guest Speaker and advocate for assisted-dying for over 40 years) and Auspicious Arts Inc.
October 1 – 13
Bookings: 03 9481 9500 or online at www.wiseowltheatre.com.au/the-window-outside