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August 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
“… and so we keep on keeping on keeping on keeping on.”
Self Preservation is a play about the complicated relationship that folks with a chronic illness have with the medication that keeps them alive. Partly devised and partly scripted, it peers into the lives of a year twelve student coming out of a manic episode, an up-and-coming comedian trapped in a bathroom on the verge of a seizure and an over-achiever learning to live with a rare blood disorder. In Self Preservation, taking medication becomes a radical act of self-care that proclaims: this life, my life – I – am worth living for.
Content Warnings: Coarse language, sexual references, references to mental and chronic illness, simulated injection onstage
Accessibility note: There will be an audio described and Auslan interpreted performance on Friday at 5.00 pm, followed by a panel on Disability in the Arts.
The Guild Theatre is wheelchair accessible.