(WINDSOR, ON) – Over the years, Korda has been proud to produce original works, gay- and woman-positive shows, and shows that feature the experiences and talents of young artists. Korda is proud to produce non-mainstream, “edgy” work.
The upcoming show is truly radical. it deals with the issues of an extremely under-represented group in the community; elders.
With humour, compassion, and honesty, Canadian playwright Aaron Bushkowsky’s Strangers Among Us presents journeys of aging for those living with Alzheimer’s Disease; the individuals themselves and their families.
Strangers Among Us
Directed by Candace Hind and Tracey B Atin, Bushkowsky’s play takes the audience into the midst of the growing storm of chaos and dementia, where the central characters, Michael and Gabrielle, find each other. Their connection and their romance, provide them with a lifeboat.
Through their story, the impact on their families, whose challenges are explored truthfully as complex, sad, and often funny, are viewed.
In the setting of their care facility, and with their central caregiver, Robyn, other characters, including Leo, Mary, and Mary, are introduced and are portrayed as human beings with colourful personalities, pasts, and presents.
Strangers Among Us, centred on the need for connection, will be performed in the round by local actors James Neely, Jane Toppi, Michele Legere, Clinton Hammond, Allison Still, Bob Godden, Josephine Scebba, Rick Laforet, Karen Nagy-Tompkinsand, and Janet Karcz. The production is stage managed by Sarah Jane Fitzgerald.
The production runs at the Kordazone Theatre on Seminole Street, for seven performances on May 25, 26, 27, and 31 and June 1, 2 and 3. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening shows are at 8pm. Sunday matinees are at 2pm.
Tickets are available online at Eventbrite for $20 from the box office a half hour before each show. They may also be purchased in advance at Nancy Johns Gallery and Framing and Juniper Used and Rare Books or by calling 519-562-3394.
Tickets at the door or at the outlets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. Thursday, May 31 is Pay-What-You-Can.