Getting To Room Temperature – Capitol Theatre


March 24, 8 pm at the Capitol Theatre

The play, about end-of-life issues in Canada and the right to die, is based on a true story and promises audiences laughter through tears. Getting to Room Temperature charts the beautiful life and poignant death of the playwright, Arthur Milner’s mother, while engaging audiences in a daring, personal, and great debate of our time.

There will be a talkback session following the performance with actor Robert Bockstael, Arthur Milner, Kim Bater from Kalein Centre and Jane DiGiacomo from the Nelson & District Hospice Society.  Click here for poster

Based on a true story, this hard-hitting, sentimental and funny one-person play is about dying.

At 93-and-a-half, playwright Arthur Milner’s healthy and active mother Rose took a turn for the worse.  He accompanied her to the doctor where her request for assistance in dying was respectfully refused.  Rose’s decline and polite quest for euthanasia takes us on an emotional journey into grudgingly explored territory.

Canada is currently embroiled in a conversation about the right to die.  Inspired by this debate, our own experiences, our need to laugh in the face of death, The Room Temperature Collective has set out to develop Milner’s beautiful exploration of the death of a parent.  Getting to Room Temperature is timely and vital, a response to a question that lies at the heart of our lives:  “What makes a good death?”


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