Spiteful old Carolyn Whitlock wants to die already. She’s been sick with cancer for almost as long as she can remember and the pain has made her so mean that there’s no one left who loves her. She just wants to give up, but now she’s going to have to work harder than she ever has in her privileged life to convince her very Christian nurse to help her end it. But Veronika isn’t all she seems, and before Carolyn can die in peace, they’ll both need to let go of everything they believe about what is right.
Dead and Breathing is a dark comedy of ethics and mortality that positions the right to die against the right to live your own life. Through constantly surprising humour and persistent questioning, ‘Dead and Breathing’ investigates morality, mortality, and the intense tug-of-war between the right to die with dignity and the idea of life as a gift.
Presented by Arch 468, Unity Theatre and The Albany
Written by Chisa Hutchinson | Directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord