Wise Owl Theatre – The Window Outside

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Northcote Town Hall (1- 5 October) – The Window Outside
Shenton Theatre, Geelong (16-19 October) – The Window Outside
West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul (29-30 October) – The Window Outside

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Media Coverage:
Stage Whispers
Moreland City Council
Art News Portal
City of Greater Geelong
Theatre People
Only Melbourne
Surf Coast Times
Freak Stalker Magazine – October Issue
Stage Whispers – Review
My Melbourne Arts – Review
Popculture-y – Review
The Blurb – Review
Theatre Travels – Review
ArtsHub – Review
Vision Australia Radio – interview starts at 29:00

Wise Owl Theatre proudly presents

The Window Outside
Written by Belinda Lopez
Directed by Liz Connors

Will you dance with me in the moonlight?

The story of Frank and Evelyn and their daughters Sharon and Miranda, The Window Outside is a powerful new Australian work exploring how one family negotiate a tender pathway of ageing, illness, and end of life care.

After a profound stroke, Frank is wheelchair bound, cannot speak and totally dependent on someone to care for him. At the same time his beloved wife Evelyn is showing early signs of dementia and is a high risk of hurting herself or someone else.

With their eldest daughter Sharon physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted as the primary caregiver for her parents, while younger sister Miranda enjoys a celebrated life as an artist in London, The Window Outside invites audiences to join this family as they tread the rocky terrain of end of life choices.

Playing as a part of the 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival at the Northcote Town Hall, The Window Outside also tours Geelong and Warragul throughout October. Funny, pertinent and incredibly moving, this new Australian work is not to be missed.

Wise Owl Theatre is a Melbourne-based independent theatre company that celebrate older people, their stories, their lives. They produce both new and published works that reflect the richness and experience of older people and strive to encourage inter-generational relationships by providing opportunities for young artists to work and collaborate with experienced older theatre professionals.

“Delicately funny, cleverly truthful and beautifully told”Theatre Press

“… opens up a discussion on so many controversial issues including euthanasia, assisted-care living… and living life with dignity”Australian Stage

Starring Ian Rooney, Carrie Moczynski, Julie-Anna Evans, and Antonia Mochan

This season is proudly supported by the Victorian Seniors Festival, Dying with Dignity Victoria, Dr Rodney Syme (advocate for assisted-dying for over 40 years) and Auspicious Arts Inc.

1 – 5 October, 2019
Tues – Sat 7:30pm, Sat 2pm
Preview Tues 1 October
Tickets: $35 Full, $26 Concession, $25 Grps 10+, $22 Preview and Senior’s Week
Bookings: 03 9481 9500 or online at www.wiseowltheatre.com.au/the-window-outside
Venue: Northcote Town Hall (Studio One), 189 High St, Northcote

Tour dates and venues:
Shenton Theatre, Geelong (16-19 October)
West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul (29-30 October)

Full information available via www.wiseowltheatre.com.au/the-window-outside

90 minutes no interval

High res images for download (click then right click to download):

Photographer: Felicia Smith 
Subjects in Images (L-R):
Image 1 – Ian Rooney and Carrie Mocynzski
Image 2 – Ian Rooney and Antonia Mochan
Image 3 – Carrie Mocynzski, (in background) Antonia Mochan and Liz Connors, and Ian Rooney