Experience a hilarious and a moving look at one couple’s love and marriage as they process the journey of being parents of a disabled child in Shasta College’s Spring performance, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. The play centers on a British couple, Bri and Sheila, who are struggling to save their marriage whilst trying to raise their only child, a small girl named Josephine, who has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and is unable to communicate. Caring for her occupies nearly every moment of her parents' lives and Bri and Sheila use humor and comedy as they experience being parents of a disabled child. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, written by Peter Nichols in 1967, is a hilarious and a moving dark comedy that comes from the playwright’s own experiences of caring for his daughter. The play is frequently revived and won the Tony Award for Best Revival in 1985.
Performance dates are: Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday, March 15th through 17th also at 7:00 p.m. There are two matinee performances on Sunday, March 11th and 18th at 2:00 p.m. The March 11th performance will feature “shadow” American Sign Language Interpreters and a talkback on disability with local experts after the performance. The Interpreters will be onstage with the actors and “shadow” them as they sign to create a unique and memorable experience! All performances are at the Shasta College Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at shastacollege.edu/theatre.
The production is directed by Dr. Gregory Thorson with David Fraser as the set designer, lighting by Eddie Sadler, costumes by Hilary Fahey, and hair and makeup by Mathew McDonald. The cast features Shasta College students and community members including: Keith Rose, Wylie Ernst, Nick Brown and Isabelle Anzo. For more information, call 530-242-7573