"Death explored in brave way"
by Sascha Cooper for remotegoat on 07/07/17

God's Waiting Room explored the concept of euthanasia in a way that was not only engaging and thought provoking, but in darkly comical ways. This powerful three hander play explored the relationship between two sisters as they try to come to terms with their mother dying from cancer. However, when their mother bounces back several times in pain, they explore the idea of putting her out of her misery.

Although we never see the mother throughout the show, her presence is felt as the girls look at the pros and cons of their actions. Now you could say that euthinasia is not a suitable subject for stage or comedy, however the way this was performed and written was one full of dignity, warmth and reality. Even when we saw the character of the older sister's boyfriend coming across as a quirky distraction (according to the harsh younger sister), the fact that he was a genuine comfort to them as the show progressed was portrayed well.

This show was full of love and some harsh realities, but the fact remains that this was a strong cast with a strong belief in the project. It was not to be missed, but not for the faint hearted.

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