The Disappearance of Janey Jones

Janey Jones can’t get out of bed.

She’s lost her job, her boyfriend’s dumped her, and now she’s on a crash course into the same mental torment that swallowed her grandmother. Desperate and alone, the past and present collide around her as her room is invaded by a fortune teller, her doctor, her dead grandparents, her ex and her mother. And then something magical happens – she meets herself as a child.  Perhaps this little girl can convince Janey that a future lies beyond the darkness, a future that’s worth getting out of bed to find.

The Disappearance of Janey Jones explores the shifting mental landscape of someone with depression and questions the role of genetics, anti-depressants and self-control, not only for the person suffering from the disease but for the loved ones around them.

2 M / 5 W

90 minutes / no intermission

What critics have said about The Disappearance of Janey Jones:

“a flawless depiction of depression, not only dramatizing the feelings of the person suffering from the ailment; but also exploring with a certain intelligence the way in which that suffering affects loved ones.” The Edmonton Sun

“drenched with wit and intelligence, cleverly balancing dark humour, an adult’s depression and a child’s energetic optimism… Captivating.” Monday Magazine, Victoria, BC

Look at depression worth the effort” The Edmonton Journal

“amusing, intelligent and gripping” The Ottawa Citizen

“Absolutely authentic” The Times-Colonist, Victoria BC

“this show is quietly powerful and often humorous” Vue Weekly, Edmonton, AB

“Depression is hell, but it can spark some excellent theatre.” The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC

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