Lights is an intimate, humorous, and heartfelt story of a tight-knit family adapting to profound life changes. Evan, a man who experiences life from his wheelchair, is living with his new wife Sarah in Vancouver. Alone in Newfoundland is his mother, Nancy — a retired teacher and widow who is now dealing with escalating Alzheimer’s disease.
When Evan and Sarah make the long trek to St. Johns during the Christmas holidays, the immediate ease and comfort of their bond begins to crack under the realities of Nancy’s condition — challenging everyone to see just how much they’re willing to grow, and change, for love.
Produced in partnership with Firehall Arts Centre
Directed by Roy Surette
Starring Susinn McFarlen and Adam Grant Warren
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Adam’s career in theatre and performance spans more than fifteen years. He’s originally from Newfoundland, but in Vancouver he’s perhaps best known for his Jessie Award winning performances in Kill Me Now (Touchstone Theatre) and CREEPS (Real Wheels Theatre), as well as his solo show, Last Train In (rice&beans theatre). He also creates and performs frequently with Vancouver’s All Bodies Dance Project.
ABOUT FLYING START
Lights was selected for Touchstone's 2019-20 Flying Start program. Since 2008, Flying Start has helped launch the next generation of Canadian playwrights. By committing to a full-scale premiere of an emerging work, with an attached development process, Flying Start fully nurtures the work while sharpening it for in-house production. Past Flying Start productions include works from Amy Lee Lavoie, Jordan Hall, Briana Brown, Peter Boychuk and Sally Stubbs; all of whom have an active writing and theatre career and made many of their working relationships during Flying Start.
General: $35 (includes GST)
Student/senior/artist: $25 (includes GST)
Preview: $15 (includes GST)
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