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Wed 20 Mar 2013, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Thu 21 Mar 2013, 8:00pm–9:30pm
Fri 22 Mar 2013, 8:00pm–9:30pm
Sat 23 Mar 2013, 2:00pm–3:30pm
Sat 23 Mar 2013, 8:00pm–9:30pm

Where: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong CBD, Illawarra

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: Merrigong

Helen Morse stars in a story that celebrates the love that binds families together.

“It’s the strangest thing. No longer being able to tell what is the past and what is the present...”

Writer Peggy is in her late 50s and has younger onset dementia. Her relationship with memory and immediacy, the present and the past, is beginning to dissolve.

If a loved one starts to lose their memories, what role can we play in holding on to them? And how can we care for them in the present while honouring their memory?

Sundowner is the result of years of research, community engagement and creative development, and was the subject of a highly regarded ABC Artscape documentary. It expertly combines theatre, beautiful choreography and imagery in a story of lament, grief, and ultimately, love.

Complemented by original music by Paul Kelly, Megan Washington and Kelly Ryall, Sundowner is a simple, yet powerful story of family, love and loss told through the eyes of three generations.

"Morse is splendid...Director Kate Denborough seizes every opportunity to bring to life the collisions between the past and the present happening in the woman's mind" - The Australian

“Physical theatre at its best.” - Sydney Morning Herald

“Alzheimer’s disease affects so many, yet it is not a topic that is readily discussed. Sundowner, by KAGE, will be a conversation starter and tear-jerker for many viewers.” - Herald Sun

“Director Kate Denborough's use of conventional theatrical conceits succeeds in enhancing Morse's plight and building emotional depth that hits at a gut level.” - Herald Sun

Recommended for ages 14 and over.