Upintheair Theatre Presents a Reading of Adam Warren’s
It’s not what we forget. It’s why we remember — and who we make new memories with.
Nancy Chaulk’s dementia is progressing and so her son Evan, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, finds himself leaving Canada’s west coast to return to his fundamentally wheelchair inaccessible home in Newfoundland. There, Nancy must face an uncertain future, and Evan must find his place in it. Set against the backdrop of a Newfoundland family Christmas – steeped in tradition and treacherous winter weather – Lights is about making room for change: in family, health, perspective, and each other. Audiences join Evan and Nancy on Christmas Eve, as they lose some common ground, find more, and struggle to accept the times and places where there may be none. Lights is written by and features Jessie Award winner, Adam Grant Warren (Kill Me Now, CREEPS, Last Train In). Creation of the play is made possible by generous financial awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council. Feedback is critical at this stage in development, and audience members are invited to join the playwright and collaborators for a long-table discussion following the reading.
By Adam Grant Warren
Directed by: Brian Cochrane
Venue: The Greenhouse Studio
May 26 2:00pm
rEvolver 2019 Mainstage Shows
VENUE - The Cultch: 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC