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.