The Dying Game (1998)

The Dying Game poster

This very timely production focused into issues of death and dying, and recognized that the patient is the living organism of the family. The Dying Game was performed at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver. It aired live on Rogers Community TV.


"I have great admiration for Diamond's ability to take what was so obviously a highly emotional experience in his life and rework it into a theatrical experience that aims to provide such important insights into an event we all will face at one time or another. Diamond hoped that the audiences who see The Dying Game would take back the insights they gained and bring them back to reality. Judging by the audience response, I think he got his wish."
Roxanne Davies, (Feb. 20, 1998)

"Using theatre as an investigative tool, Diamond draws on the experience of everyone in the theatre. (The Dying Game) is a fascinating process and its absolutely impossible not to imagine yourself in the action - even if you don't physically intervene. There were tears, frustration and anger - all in a safe, supportive environment. Diamond does not promise to make it all go away but he certainly set some lamps along that dark path."
Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier (Feb. 22,1998)


The Dying Game photo

Pictured (left to right):
Angelo Moroni as Allan and Pat Armstrong as Ida

David Cooper Photography





Conceived and
directed by:
David Diamond
(with help from
Edna Diamond)
Pat Armstrong,
Fraser Black MD,
Angelo Moroni

Costume & Props:
Barbara Clayden
Set, Lights and Technical Director:
Adrian Muir
Stage Manager:
Kelly O'Hagam
Lighting Operator:
Jessie Carroll


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