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Every once in awhile we come across a project that just sticks. It vibrates in our artist hearts and won't let go. This story, Scott’s story, has stuck.
The Burden of Life by Sebastian Kroon is a shockingly funny, heart-wrenching comedy about depression and suicide. First read at our Movin' On Up festival back in 2016, it opens on April 23 at Studio 16, making this the first time we have supported a show from first read to full production!
To support the show, and our partnership with the Crisis Centre of BC, we’ve launched a Kickstarter Campaign and we’d love your support to help this campaign take off!
If you think you might buy tickets anyway, this is a great way to get a bit of a deal on the tickets, support the show, and our community partnership upfront.
Check out the cool perks, at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theburdenoflife/the-burden-of-life-by-sebastian-kroon?ref=creator_nav
Synopsis: Scott’s decided to end it all, but he's not doing a very good job. His friends try to help him through the darkness, the best way they can, which is clunky and unwieldy at best. When his intentions get back to his girlfriend, everyone’s world gets turned upside down. Friendships, a marriage and everyday life all get pushed to their limits, and somehow in the midst of it all, we find ourselves laughing. If there's such a thing as a comedy about suicide, this is it.
About the Crisis Centre of BC
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis.
The Crisis Centre has been providing emotional support to youth, adults and seniors in distress since 1969. As a safe place to turn when there seems to be no hope, the Crisis Centre is operated by 425+ frontline volunteers and a small team of professional staff who support and empower individuals to see their own strengths and options, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Crisis Centre works at the community level to provide education and training aimed at fostering resiliency and building capacity to respond to crisis and suicide.
About our partnership
The Crisis Centre Community Learning & Engagement Director, Lu Ripley, will join us for two post show talk backs after the April 25 and May 2 matinees. Distress centre information from the Crisis Centre will be available at every show, and our creative team will participate in a safeTALK workshop. We will also be donating all the proceeds from our preview performance on April 22 to the Crisis Centre.
Pending funding, we will provide a subsidy for the safeTALK workshop for interested audience members. Are you interested? We'll keep you posted.