THE WINDOW OUTSIDE
Written by Belinda Lopez
Starring Ian Rooney, Carrie Moczynski, Julie-Anna Evans and Antonia Mochan
Directed by Liz Connors
This October 2019
Sponsored by the Victorian Seniors Festival, Wise Owl Theatre bring Melbourne and regional Victoria audiences a powerful and moving tale of love - the story of Frank and Evelyn, their daughters Sharon and Miranda and how as a family they tread the rocky terrain of ageing, illness and end of life care.
Pertinent, compelling, this new Australian is not to be missed.
“The Window Outside is a story about choices - end of life choices”, explains Director Liz Connors. “But further, it is a story about family and where “home” is. So many elderly people pass away lonely and isolated in huge constructs called Nursing homes, desperate for family, desperate for “home”. Home and displacement are major themes of the play and Frank and Evelyn’s home is everyone’s home, everyone’s family, mother, father. The work questions cultural perspectives, existential suffering and who burdens the responsibility. It contributes greatly to the very public and political conversation on end of life choices and voluntary assisted dying. The Window Outside is that conversation.
Playing as a part of the 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival at the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, The Window Outside also tours Geelong and West Gippsland Arts Centre Warragul throughout October.
This season is proudly supported by Dying with Dignity Victoria and Dr Rodney Syme (Opening Night Key Guest Speaker, advocate for assisted-dying for over 40 years) and Auspicious Arts Inc.