How I Murdered My Mother
Written and Performed by Gerald Williams
Tomo Suru - Vancouver, BC
V.7 - The Cinematheque 
What’s the difference between dying “properly” and dying with Alzheimer’s? Dying while loved or...? Does death require the bereaved to exclaim: 91 is too young to die! Does Alzheimer’s demand forgetting them before they forget you? Using humour and horror, this new one-man show tells how Gerald and husband tended the final five years of nonagenarian parents. Describing their individual shuffling off, this funny, poignant and thoughtful reflection offers an understanding on life, roles as children and expectations met or missed.

Gerald Williams

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 First performance



Warnings: The performance discusses the death of parents and has a passing reference to suicide.

Accessibility: English as a new language, Low Vision / Blind
Wed July 17 9:45 PM
Fri July 19 1:45 PM
Sat July 20 3:30 PM
Sun July 21 5:30 PM
Tue July 23 10:45 PM
Wed July 24 12:00 PM
Fri July 26 1:45 PM
Sat July 27 8:45 PM
Sun July 28 7:45 PM

How I Murdered My Mother

Tomo Suru—The Cinematheque

Simple and effective, this show takes you on the journey of reliving the experience of living with, caring for, and burying your parents. The storyteller’s very noticeable emotion and pauses to regain composure lent a lot of impact to the show, but depending on the viewer could end detracting from the experience. Overall, a very well told tale of a very often ignored topic .

Josh Fidelak