Getting to Room Temperature? Think about the title for a moment. It’s about dying… about going from 37°C to 20°C.
If you’ve been thinking about the recent assisted dying legislation, or you’ve been faced with the end of life of a loved one, or if you want a thoughtful night of really good theatre, then Getting to Room Temperature is for you. As a bonus, there’s a post-performance audience talkback with special guests each night.
The weighty material flows through Robert Bockstael’s seemingly effortless delivery weaving a believable humour with poignant remembrances and effective arguments. Bockstael feels familiar even intimate; like a confidante who spins out his story as though at a fireside chat. –Jennifer Cavanagh, Apt613
I was very impressed with the topic, with Arthur Milner’s touching script, and with Bob Bockstael’s performance. Milner’s scripts are always well-crafted. And it’s great to see Bockstael back on Ottawa stages.
Getting to Room Temperature is playing at The Gladstone Theatre until January 13. The evening performance starts at 7:30 pm; the Friday and Saturday matinees start at 2:30. The show is approximately 80 minutes. Information – including the list of the talkback guests – and tickets are available online and at The Gladstone box office.