Hobo Playhouse presents The Carer, by Alan Hopgood. Directed by Megan J Riedl and starring Jeffrey Bryant Jones.
This heart-felt Australian comedy/drama is a funny, tender play about a man coming to terms with himself, and life without his partner. George Parker’s wife, Josie, has just died with Alzheimer’s Disease. The play opens with George bringing her ashes home and he is trying to adjust to a new way of life without her. But how will he cope? Who cares for the carer after the caring stops?
The Carer gives an illuminating insight into some of the things that sustain us in those difficult times, such as a sense of humour.
This one-man show creates a host of colourful characters, either off-stage or at the end of the phone. His daughter, Sophie; his zealous Christian sister-in-law, Pamela; Agnes the egg lady; old Fred next door to name a few and of course, the spirit of Josie is ever present on the stage.
This production of The Carer will be presented on the eve of the first rehearsed reading of play by the late Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell in Melbourne exactly 20 years ago.