Why do we run from things that are inevitable? Why is dying a taboo subject that makes us feel afraid?
Facing Death – a new work by Mary Walker Productions that will premiere at the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival, explores death and dying using Elizabeth Kubler Ross’ 5 Stages of Grief (Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance) as a framework. The show offers audiences of all ages an opportunity to reflect and think about this difficult subject.
Creator and director, Mary Walker, has incorporated monologues, physical theatre, dance and live music to make Facing Death a cross art-form performance that challenges and uplifts.
A resource for teachers has been created to accompany the show. Based on the Loss & Grief booklet from MindMatters, the education resource is available for teachers booking their students into the show. Student or Teacher Workshops and opportunities for students to meet the director and cast are also offered. For more information contact Mary Walker
World Premiere – Adelaide Fringe Festival 2009
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide
Dates: 28 February – 21 March 2008 (School Shows 6th, 20th March)
Duration: 60 Minutes (no interval)