Age is a Feeling
From Haley McGee, the defiantly distinctive (The Scotsman) creator of sell-out The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale (now also a memoir published by Penguin Random House) comes a brand-new show inspired by interviews with hospice workers, interactions with mystics and trips to the cemetery. Age is a Feeling is a gripping story about the glorious and melancholy unknowability of human life.
Age is a Feeling charts the seminal moments, rites of passage and turning points in an adult life - your life - from the day you turn 25 through to your death. Every performance, the audience chooses six from thirteen stories, as part of the lifespan that unfolds across the show. The remaining stories are left untouched, as a tantalising reminder of how life’s path can diverge due to seemingly insignificant choices.
It’s not until around age 25 that the human brain reaches maturity, shifting from the impulsive amygdala to the more rational prefrontal cortex, sharpening your ability to assess risk and plan for the future. Celebrating the light and the dark, McGee’s inventive show is a covert rallying cry against succumbing to cynicism and regret. It is a call to seize our time.
Wednesday 3rd August – Sunday 28th August (not 8th, 15th, 22nd), 12:10
Shows: £14 (£11)
Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre), Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh County EH9 1PL
Wed 3 Aug to Sun 28 August