Taxidermy Grandma coming to Anywhere Festival

TAXIDERMY GRANDMA MEDIA RELEASE  May 18-19, 2019 Her eyes are porcelain. They clink, like saucers and cups. The ghosts are playing hide-and-seek with Grandma again. Joel pretends they’re not there. He’s busy with a plan to make Grandma live forever. Right now, Joel’s got her brain leaking from a bag. If only he had a […]

TAXIDERMY GRANDMA MEDIA RELEASE 

May 18-19, 2019

Her eyes are porcelain. They clink, like saucers and cups.

The ghosts are playing hide-and-seek with Grandma again. Joel pretends they’re not there. He’s busy with a plan to make Grandma live forever. Right now, Joel’s got her brain leaking from a bag. If only he had a better idea.

In a quiet nook off McLachlan Street, Taxidermy Grandmatransforms its audience into a haunt of ghosts. Behind face-paint and white robes, you’re invited to watch as Joel attempts to reroute his Grandmother’s fate.

Taxidermy Grandma looks at old age, and the challenges families face in navigating its throes. Writer/Director Gabe Francis discusses the idea behind the work, ‘I’ve watched my Grandparents forfeit parts of their adult identity as they’ve aged. Responsibilities that were once their own have fallen back on the rest of the family. My Grandparents are more carefree now than ever before. In the play, life is said to circle back. Adults become like children again and with that, old obstacles re-emerge.’ 

CREDITS

Gabe Francis // Writer/Director

Caeleb Grosser // Performer

Ella Goodrick // Performer

Maddie Aprile // Performer

Nathan Kennedy // Performer

Nick Hart // Performer

Meggan MacDonald // Performer/Musician

Ashleigh Creeks // Costume Designer

 

PERFORMANCE TIMES

May 18: 6:00pm

May 19: 6:00pm

 

LOCATION

Cupo and Concept. 17 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley.

 

TICKETS

$15 at https://anywhere.is/taxidermy/

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Name: Gabe Francis

Mobile: 0488 795 169

Email: taxidermygrandma@gmail.com

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