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My Grandmother’s Maid

 

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Many of us fear spending our golden years lamenting about a life misspent or opportunities not taken. A balm for this, My Grandmother’s Maid is an earnest dark comedy about coming to the end of a full and happy life, and deciding you’ve had enough. Performer Dion Arnold tells the life story of his grandmother who, at the age of 96, chose to use Canada’s Medical Assistance In Dying program—the titular maid. Arnold brings an exuberant and shameless passion to a heartwarming and heartbreaking story of her final days, mixing oral storytelling and a slideshow to juxtapose the pain of her passing with the joy of her existence. The show is surprising in its willingness to find the humour in dark truths of aging—and yet it’s also familiar, reminding the audience of the kinds of stories you’d like to tell about love ones who’ve passed on. -Ramin Ostad
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4/ 5


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  • 9:45 pm - 2018/08/16
  • 7:15 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 5:30 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 10:45 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 3:45 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 9:00 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 8:15 pm - 2018/08/20
  • 6:30 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 10:45 pm - 2018/08/22
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  • 8:00 pm - 2018/08/26



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3 Reviews


  1.  
    John

    Dion has found a great way to tell dark comedy without being overly vulgar or edgy. A relatable 1man piece that tells the story of the his parent’s parent. You will laugh, you might cry, and you will definitely have a stronger opinion on the maid program.




  2.  
    KIM NGUYEN

    Hilarious dark comedy about his very funny grandmother. He does swear a lot and jokes about a lot about many serious topics like death. But it is done in an oddly sweet and loving way.




  3.  
    ron

    Hilarious dark comedy about his very funny grandmother. He does swear a lot and jokes about a lot about many serious topics like death. But it is done in an oddly sweet and loving way.





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