THE WINDOW OUTSIDE
Written by Belinda Lopez
Starring Ian Rooney, Carrie Moczynski, Julie-Anna Evans and Antonia Mochan
Directed by Liz Connors
Sponsored by the 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival, Wise Owl Theatre brought Melbourne and regional Victoria audiences a powerful and moving tale 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.
Witty, compelling and pertinent, this new Australian work contributes to the public and political conversation on end of life choices.
“The Window Outside is a story about 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...and is a conversation on dying with dignity".
Playing as a part of the 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival at the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, The Window Outside toured Geelong and West Gippsland Arts Centre Warragul throughout October. Sponsored by Dying with Dignity Victoria and Auspicious Arts Inc.