Dead People’s Things

by Dave Deveau

Directed by Cameron Mackenzie

Developed with Playwrights Theatre Centre

April 17-May 5, 2019, Studio 16

“this touching play has all the makings of a repertory staple”

-Vancouver Observer

“smart and heartfelt, funny and devastating… Dead People’s Things tackles life’s biggest, messiest experiences – grief and survival, fear and depression –  and then revels in the quiet moments it carves out for itself in the characters’ personal reckonings.”

-Georgia Straight

Phyllis, a Millenial, inherits a house and all of its contents after her estranged hoarder aunt commits suicide. She then must work with the neighbour, Beatrice, a Baby Boomer, who has been named executrix, to try and make some sense of the life and death of a woman she barely knew, through the things she left behind. Based on true events, Dead People’s Things is a heartrending haunting that examines loneliness and the strange contradiction between belongings and belonging.

Performed by Eileen Barrett & Meaghan Chenosky

Set Designed by Jennifer Stewart 

Costume Designed by Hannah Case

Sound Designed & Composed by Mishelle Cuttler

Lighting Designed by Sophie Tang

Stage Managed by Anthony Liam Kearns

Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.