A play focusing on issues surrounding the rise in diabetes will be on show next month.
Six Degrees of Diabetes, written by Alan Hopgood and directed by Lis Shelley, is a collaboration between Melbourne theatre company Health Play, its parent company Bay Street Productions, Footprint Theatre and South East Arts.
The play offers a humorous outlook on challenging health issues surrounding diabetes.
The play tells stories inspired by real-life situations - as told by the sufferers, not the doctors
A performance will take place at Moruya’s Mechanics Institute in Page Street on Friday, August 3, from 1pm.
The show will be followed by a Q&A session with diabetes educators and specialist health staff from the Southern NSW Local Health District.
An estimated 1.2 million Australians, over five per cent of the population, suffer from diabetes.
"The idea of the play is to present health issues in a more entertaining way than usual and to generate informative discussion,” Manager of South East Arts Andrew Gray said.
“The play is not intended as a lecture or a 'how to' guide - it is intended to be a catalyst for further information sharing.
“During the play we meet former colleagues Tom, Rob and Gary catching up at their local over a drink. Tom and Gary are on the mineral water, but Rob is having none of it – he’s too busy living the high life and keeping up appearances. Gary and Tom are determined to point out what that might mean for Rob.
“It’s a play that explores the myths and issues around Type 2 diabetes and the importance of early diagnosis.”
Book your free place at southeastarts.org.au.