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Getting to Room Temperature
March 16 - 18, 2017, 8pm + 3pm Sat
Room Temperature Collective
Tickets: Adult $33 | Senior $28 | Student $15
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WHAT IT’S ABOUT
Based on a mostly true story, Getting to Room Temperature charts the beautiful life and poignant death of Arthur Milner’s mother, while engaging audiences in a daring, personal, and great debate of our time. Rose’s decline and polite quest for euthanasia take us on an emotional journey into grudgingly explored territory. How do you go about helping someone to die? No. How do you go about helping your mother die, because she’s asked you? Should you? Do you? How would you do it?
WHY YOU’LL WANT TO SEE IT
Celebrated Canadian playwright Arthur Milner invites audiences to look at aging and dying in Canada in this beautiful and searing play that will leave audiences laughing through tears and grateful for the lives we share.
WHAT YOU’LL TAKE AWAY
It’s a play for our time — for everyone who’s going to die or knows someone who will.
“The weighty material flows through Robert Bockstael’s seemingly effortless delivery weaving a believable humor with poignant remembrances and effective arguments.”
— Jennifer Cavanagh, Apartment 613
“Bockstael controlled the mood of the audience throughout the performance with aplomb, drawing us through humour into the serious emotional business of death and back out the other side.”
— Wes Babcock, New Ottawa Critics
“The provocative one-man show … targets our sense of right and wrong. Milner, through the accessible voice of Bockstael, wraps his questions in warm anecdotes about his family, sprinkles the show with humour, and lovingly depicts his vital, opinionated mother.”
— Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen
“Robert Bockstael is a wonderful performer and a fantastic storyteller. It’s very intimate. It was polished, it was funny … but absolutely important to discuss, and he did a fantastic job bringing it to light. And it became a story about family, it became just about his relationship to his mother and the people around him — and a lot of light and a joy of life.”
— Jessica Ruano, Just Another Gala (podcast)