Yack the­atre taps mem­ory

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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.

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