In the Wake of Wettlaufer
Event Date: Saturday Aug. 17th, 2019
Event Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Host: Blyth Festival
The play follows a group of siblings who are in the process of moving their elderly father into long-term care. The family grapples with all of the struggles families in this circumstance endure: unresolved rivalries, differences of opinion in the level of care, siblings spread across the country, arm wrestles over power-of-attorney, and their own conflicting memories of their lives with their father.
The care home where their father has been placed, turns out to have been the same as one where Elizabeth Wettlaufer committed multiple murders. After the case breaks, and the confession has been made public, the siblings become deeply concerned with the details of the case in the media, and ultimately attend the trial and the inquiry, taking in as many of the commission’s proceedings as they can.
Grappling with the court’s findings, but galvanized by the love of family, the siblings try to understand how all of this could happen in a country such as ours, and try to imagine a better way.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Cost: $15 Youth $37-$43 Adult
Location: Blyth Memorial Community Hall , 431 Queen Street, Blyth, ON N0M 1H0
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