YORK company, The Real People Theatre, will be staging ‘EXIT’, a play on the theme of death and dying on Monday, 9 March and Tuesday, 10 March at 7.30pm at Theatre Studio 3, York St John University.
There will also be a benefit afternoon performance at 2.00pm on Saturday, 14th March at the Priory Street Centre, York in aid of Healthwatch, York.
“As a women’s theatre company, Real People want to look at death and dying from women’s points of view”, says Director, Sue Lister. “Our aim is to put together a collage of poetry, drama, music, song and dance on the theme of death and dying. Pro and con, religious and non. To share the human experience of living and dying,” she explains. “The one thing we can be certain of in life is that death, sometime, somewhere, is part of it. The challenge is coming to terms with this. That’s why we’re about to explore the whole issue in this York International Women’s Week.”
Sue says our society tends to sweep death under the carpet, trying to avoid it at all costs. “In other cultures death is recognised as part of life and accepted as par for the course. What can we learn from these different attitudes? Can talking about it make it easier to live with?” she asks. “The Real People Theatre intend to grasp the nettle in our 16th production for York International Women’s Week and we will be taking the show to the second ‘Before I Die’ festival in May too.”
There will be opportunities for audience participation and discussion. Tickets available at the door £5.00, £4.00 concessions.
Phone Sue Lister for details 01904 488870
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