WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY ITAI ERDAL
DIRECTED BY JAMES LONG

New Intimate Thrust Stage Configuration
No Latecomers
70 minutes, no intermission
Contains strobe light

In September of 2000, lighting designer Itai Erdal received a phone call telling him his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and had nine months to live. Erdal, a recent film-school graduate immediately moved to Israel to be with his mother for her final months of her life and to film her journey. Starkly simple, yet profound, Erdal shows the audience the spellbinding circumstances surrounding his mother’s passing. At the heart of this story is Mery Erdal, Erdal’s mother. Through film and storytelling Itai shows her vibrant personality, and their strong bond as mother and son. This award-winning show pairs the power of Erdal’s story with the nuanced potency of stage lighting and film. Though the play is deeply emotional, there is humour and life throughout.

"As a performer, Erdal appears completely at ease and totally engaging on stage... This is intimate theatre that's astonishingly brave and completely entertaining. How to Disappear Completely inspires us to live like a Parcan, shining brightly then glowing warmly as we fade to black."- Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

Reviews: 

How to Disappear Completely at Time-Based Art Festival 2013 (Portland)

How to Disappear Completely is a work of art - Georgia Straight (Vancouver)

How to Disappear Completely (The Chop Theatre) 2013 SummerWorks Review (Toronto)

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