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× Half Life
A Tarragon Acoustic Production In collaboration with Why Not Theatre and in association with PlayME Podcast's Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley
April 8, 2021 8:00 PM – April 22, 2021 11:59 PM (listen anywhere anytime)

Written by: John Mighton
Re-imagined for Tarragon Acoustic and Directed by: Nikki Shaffeeullah

Featuring: Sheldon Elter, Carolyn Fe, Virgilia Griffith, Monique Mojica, Anand Rajaram, Karla Sofia Rodriguez and Alison Sealy-Smith

Had they previously met somewhere else under different circumstances? Why is their love so troubling for their children? Indeed, the light at dusk is sometimes warmer and more enveloping than that of the midday sun. Half Life explores the complicated ways in which those who provide care are also positioned with power - the power to withhold and endow agency, the power to enact and prevent harm, the power to give and affirm love. Set in an elder care home at the turn of the 21st century, this audio production reimagines Half Life as a queer story of love and memory.

As a playwright, Mighton has been the recipient of the prestigious Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama, the Dora Award, and the Chalmers Award. His plays include Possible Worlds, A Short History of Night, and Half Life.

Half Life was first co-produced at Tarragon with Necessary Angel Theatre in February 2005.

Pre-purchased Acoustic subscriptions and tickets will receive an email on the opening day of the play (Apr 8) with instructions on how to access it and any associated bonus content. Subscriptions and tickets purchased after the opening day (Apr 8) will receive the access information email within 24 hours of purchase.

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