Half Life

Tickets on Sale Now for performances on Friday December 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm and Sunday December 10, 2023 at 2:30pm

Half Life is a full-length drama by John Mighton, which asks the question: “What shines through when memory fades away?”

The play takes place in a nursing home and revolves around two elderly residents, Clara and Patrick, who meet and fall in love, rekindling what may have been a wartime romance that neither can quite remember. Half Life is a story about joy, suffering, and memory that addresses themes of freedom, friendship, and loss.

Standing People Together is directing and co-producing Half Life along with the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre. The production facilitates conversations and awareness in our community – diverse in age, background, and class – around issues relating to our older citizens who call this place home, and who will one day be us. These may be family members or those living alone or in retirement communities, who might find themselves isolated or uncared for, no longer respected as they once were. Their values, ideas, life experiences, professional skills, and deep local/rural knowledge slip away when we need to remember or call upon them.

Standing People Together is a local program of the organization Waste for Life, which draws on education, art, community development and nature-based programming to enhance connections to one another and to our shared environment.