As the first professional Aboriginal production in Los Angeles, The 7 Stages of Grieving holds a mirror up to America by sharing Australia’s Aboriginal people’s fight for equality and recognition.
With the hope of reconciliation, The 7 Stages of Grieving gives a comprehensive account of the Aboriginal people and their struggle to survive. These poignant stories reflect similar travails of Native Americans. Politically relevant and culturally profound in the season we celebrate Columbus Day (Indigenous People Day), the play recounts Aboriginal history through true, humorous, and stunning personal tales that open a dialogue on the issues which separate and unite Indigenous and non-Indigenous people: discrimination, inequality, oppression, segregation, and colonization. Their story is your story.
“The themes in 7 Stages have relevance in the USA as there are many shared experiences between Australia and America’s First Nations people, Latinx and Black communities. These stories engage the Los Angeles community with an inspiration to stand-up to current social injustices and continue the conversation to create change,” says producer Josh Thorburn. “As the writers express in this piece, in the end it isn’t something you read or write that changes your life or the lives of others. It’s something you do.”
United Stages and Skylight Theatre Company presents Grin & Tonic Theatre’s American Premiere of “The 7 Stages of Grieving” Written by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, directed by Jason Klarwein, and starring Chenoa Deemal.
The 7 Stages of Grieving opens at 8:30pm Friday November 1, and runs at 8:00pm on Thursdays, 8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3:00pm on Sundays through November 24, 2019. Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave, LA, 90027. Tickets are $20 – $35. Reservations: (866) 811-4111,www.unitedtix.org or www.skylighttix.com