Mixed Company Theatre‘s production of Luciano Iogna’s SHELF LIFE is a rarely-seen in-depth examination of being a senior citizen in a society that perpetuates youth and perpetually denies the fact that people age. It is a play about the problems – and glories! – of getting old in a world that is defined by and for youth. Issues of intergenerational conflicts and, potentially, abuse are presented within family and community settings in a manner that both enlighten and entertain. And with Mixed Company Theatre‘s unique style of Forum Theatre, SHELF LIFE puts the spectator right in the middle of the action – to become a spect-actor within the play – as a way to discuss and analyze the issues towards trying to find realistic alternatives to the problems that aging will bring to every single one of us.
Mixed Company Theatre collaborates with Timiskaming Elder Abuse Task Force (TEATF) to tour Shelf Life in Timiskaming, Ontario taking this Forum Theatre experience to seniors in New Liskeard and Kirkland Lake on Sep 19 and 20.
Interested in bringing Shelf Life to senior groups that you know? Catch a complimentary viewing of Shelf Life in Toronto late October this year. Details to be announced soon!