Friday, Mar 10, 2017 


Book Tour

When is it Time?
Written by Arthur Milner
Performed by Robert Bockstae at Hub Theatre March 19

Jessica Ruano, Room Temperature Collective booking agent


anada is currently embroiled in a conversation about the right to die​. ​Canadian playwright Arthur Milner's newest play Getting to Room Temperature has become an important part of that conversation.

Getting to Room Temperature is a hard-hitting, sentimental and funny one-person play about dying - based on a mostly true story. Following its multi award-nominated premiere in Ottawa, the Room Temperature Collective is now taking its “provocative one-man show” (The Ottawa Citizen) on tour across Canada and will be in British Columbia from March 10 to 24, 2017.

•  Hornby Island Community Hall | March 10-11, 2017 at 7pm
•  Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam | March 16-18, 2017 at 8pm (3pm Sat)
•  HUB International Theatre in Chilliwack | March 19, 2017 at 7:30pm
•  Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre | March 22, 2017 at 7:30pm
•  Capitol Theatre in Nelson | March 24, 2017 at 8pm

Performed by Canadian stage and television star ​Robert​ ​Bockstael, Getting to Room Temperature premiered at Ottawa's undercurrents ​festival in February 2016 to critical and popular acclaim, and also played at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre in Ottawa and the MT Tabor Playhouse in Prince Edward County in July 2016.


“Quebec was the first Canadian jurisdiction to legalize medically-assisted death in 2015. The federal government followed with its own law last year. And now the case of Jocelyne Lizotte may prompt another Quebec first. The provincial government has said it may look at expanding its medically-assisted dying laws to allow advanced consent for people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other incurable, cognitive diseases.” ~ Anna Maria Tremonti, CBC The Current. March 2, 2017


“I would like to be able to sign a document today which stipulates that when, for a period of 30 days, I cannot recognize my grandchildren or remember their names, I will be put to death. But no country will allow me to sign a request today, when I am — arguably — of sound mind, for euthanasia to be carried out at a later date, when I am not.”
~ from Getting to Room Temperature, by Arthur Milner


Additional dates and locations to be announced.
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