Friday, July 10, 2020
ADVT 
Arts

View From A Window explores what it means to be a senior in today’s world

Centre Stage at City Hall10 Oct '19 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In partnership with the South Granville Seniors Centre, theatre professional Marnie Perrin facilitated the multi-year Seniors Create Project, engaging older adults in discussions about invisibility in later life and collecting stories from seniors on what life is like in today’s fast-paced, youth-centric culture. The result is this powerful one-act play exploring the myths, realities, and joys of growing older.

    In an interview with CBC, 75-year-old Gina Stockdale, workshop co-facilitator, script collaborator, and actor to the project stated, "Everything in the script comes from people's own experiences and their own memories and their own wisdom. You could never write the richness of the material that we've collected. It's an incredible patchwork quilt.”

    This vibrant “patchwork” of experiences was crafted into View From A Window performed by senior-aged theatre professionals. Through audience feedback the project team was repeatedly told to bring the show to a wider audience, “Younger people should be seeing this performance, not only seniors!”

    View From a Window raises awareness of the social challenges many elders face while sharing the resilience, wisdom, humour and inspiration they have to offer the whole community.

    The play is currently on tour throughout the region and is showing in Surrey with the support of the City of Surrey's Cultural Grants Program and Maple Ridge's Community Action Table.

    IN BRIEF: View From a Window, a profound play for all ages, full of humour and heart, seeks to connect the generations through an exploration of the myths, realities, and joys of growing older. October 10, 2pm at Centre Stage at City Hall. Tickets Online: tickets.surrey.ca. Box Office: 604-501-5566 | 13450 104 Avenue.

     

    Join DARPAN Magazine community on socialmedia!  

     

     FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER   | INSTAGRAM  |  YOUTUBE    |  ISSUU

     

    Event Location Centre Stage at City Hall
    Address: 13450 104 Ave
    Post Code: V3T 1V8

    MORE Arts ARTICLES

    The Cultch presents Kuroko

    Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables | 06/11/2019 - 17/11/2019

    A world premiere from renowned playwright, Tetsuro Shigematsu

    The Cultch presents Kuroko

    06/11/2019 - 17/11/2019

    The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Cost of Living

    Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 10/10/2019 - 04/11/2019

    What does it mean to give care?

    The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Cost of Living

    10/10/2019 - 04/11/2019

    The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito

    The Waterfront Theatre 1412 Cartwright Street on Granville Island | 30/10/2019 - 02/11/2019

    From St Catherine's, Ontario, this is a Carousel Players production, with its BC premiere at CTYP.

     

    The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito

    30/10/2019 - 02/11/2019

    Evergreen Cultural Centre presents VIEW FROM A WINDOW

    1205 Pinetree Way | 01/10/2019 - 01/10/2019

    A unique and important theatre project

     

    Evergreen Cultural Centre presents VIEW FROM A WINDOW

    01/10/2019 - 01/10/2019

    RENT 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR COMING TO VANCOUVER

    630 Hamilton St | 17/09/2019 - 22/09/2019

    In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. 

    RENT 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR COMING TO VANCOUVER

    17/09/2019 - 22/09/2019

    Vancouver Opera presents La Traviata

    630 Hamilton St | 17/10/2019 - 27/10/2019

    Parisian Music Hall Decadence Takes Centre Stage in Verdi’s Classic Romantic Tragedy

     

    Vancouver Opera presents La Traviata

    17/10/2019 - 27/10/2019
    PrevNext