GAME OVER, July 3 - 7 at 7pm.
"We are very excited that the Bread & Roses has selected GAME OVER for their Summer Programme. Being a relatively new company, this will be a fantastic opportunity to bring our work to a wider audience." Artistic Director of Skitzoid Productions, Dave Bain.
The play uses comedy, music and game show conventions to explore how suicidal feelings might start to take hold during a period of long term depression.
At the start of GAME OVER we see two men arrive at ˜Limbo", a dark place populated by lost souls (the audience) and ˜Death". Both men have just committed suicide on the same night.
Death explains that due to a clerical error, only one of them will be allowed to die - and that the other will have to go back to their "living hell on Earth".
The game-show format encourages audience participation, and gives an honest and uncompromising portrayal of the challenges the contestants have faced which brought them to the edge.
Writer and Director Dave Bain said: ˜Game Over draws on my eight years" experience of working with suicidal people at the Maytree Respite Centre, with an emphasis on how men in particular reach this crisis point."
"Each night's performance will be in aid of a different mental health charity, and there will be a representative to give a short talk about their work at the start of the interval. It's an opportunity for the audience to see how charities support those in suicidal crisis, and the importance of their work in the wider community. The sponsor's for each night are CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), One in Four, CCPE, Help Counselling and The Maytree Respite Centres.”
For more information: www.gameovertheplay.com