In 2000, award-winning lighting designer, Itai Erdal received a phone call telling him his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and had nine months to live. Erdal promptly travelled to Israel to spend every moment he could with his mother. During that time he shot hours of film and hundreds of pictures, documenting her final days.
In this deeply profound yet surprisingly funny theatre piece, Erdal demonstrates his approach to theatrical lighting while also reflecting on the events that followed his mother asking him to take her life. This piece pairs the power of Erdal’s story with the nuanced potency of stage lighting.