Yack theatre taps memory
YACKANDANDAH Theatre Company will perform early in November a new collection of monologues inspired by the lives of Yackandandah Health residents.
The company’s powerful production last year of ‘From here to there’ set the bar for collaborative theatre in which three organisations – Yackandandah Cemetery Trust, Yackandandah Historical Society and the Theatre Company – worked to recreate the lives of six local people from the past whose remains were buried in the cemetery.
It has now worked with the residents of Yackandandah’s innovative health campus for the elderly to create a fresh series of monologues entitled ‘Living Memory’.
Writer-director and Yackandandah teacher Brendan Hogan said the show was a unique collaboration.
“Written, produced and performed by many local artists and musicians, the performance aims to connect a community with its elders by dramatising the memories of seven residents,” Brendan said.
“The end result is a life-affirming show which honours life, explores resilience and causes the audience to reflect on what it is like to be an older person in today’s society.”
Performances will be staged at Yackandandah health at 8pm on November 2, 3 and 4.
A matinee will also be played in Yackandandah public hall at 2pm on November 4.
Tickets are $20 and reservations can be made at artsyackandandah.com.