The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild is set to stage the female-lead version of Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Brian Clark’s poignant stage drama about a successful sculptor, paralyzed in a car accident and her struggle to take control of her life.
Clark also penned the well-known male-lead version of the play, which was made into a popular 1981 film starring Richard Dreyfus.
Director Patrick C. Smith notes the story is particularly relevant today, due to real-life drama being played out in courtrooms and legislatures over right to die legislation.
“The story is as powerful as ever, and it’s particularly timely in connection with recent events,” said Smith.
Despite the serious subject matter, Smith said the play will move audiences in various ways, including to laughter.
“There’s some good comedy in it,” he notes.
Flora Burke, of the Mount Forest area plays the lead role of Claire in the production, which features a talented cast drawn from throughout the Grey-Wellington area.
Whose Life Is It Anyway?, produced by Bob Harron, runs June 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 at 7:30pm and June 21 at 2pm at the fully accessible Harriston Town Hall Theatre 68 Elora St. S., Harriston.
Tickets are available for $15 at Harriston Home Hardware, Walsh’s IDA in Mount Forest, or by calling 519-338-2778.
For information on the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild go to www.greywellingtontheatre.com.