There’s not a wrong note in this production. Alison is a masterful storyteller…
Giving Into Light is a magical, musical expression of love.
— Theatre in London.ca

 

WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY ALISON WEARING

DIRECTED BY STUART COX

Employing dazzling imagery, music, dance, percussive soundscapes and uproarious storytelling, this one-woman tour-de-force takes audiences to a magical village in central Mexico, a place where the everyday and the fantastical converge.

Giving Into Light is the story of a woman who experiences what she calls ‘post-partum illumination’ following the birth of her first child. Her attempts to understand this heightened perception of the world (contrasted with hilariously-rendered scenes of sleep-deprivation and fluorescent-lit church basement playgroups) lead her on an intuition-inspired journey to a small village in Mexico, a place replete with colour, festivals, bustling markets, memorable characters, myths and unexpected gifts of wisdom.

By turns an evocative travelogue, a spoken-word tour-de-force and a literary/musical journey, Giving Into Light is a woman’s search for light in a seemingly dark world. A riveting and ultimately transformative journey of love, acceptance and grace.

STAR OF GIVING INTO LIGHT BURNS BRIGHTLY

One-person shows are a Fringe fest staple, and in all my years of watching them, few have been as remarkable as Alison Wearing’s Giving Into Light, a tour-de-force chronicle of the plunge into motherhood and the new sense of self that’s born out of the experience.

Fully in command of her material, Wearing delivers more than a monologue, using movement and music to underscore her growing understanding of her role as a nurturer and a proponent of the celebration of life.
— Halifax Chronicle Herald
 
Joseph Samuels Photography

Joseph Samuels Photography

“…a perfect gem of a show. Alison weaves a stunningly poetic path with such seemingly effortless grace, it was like watching a painting, or a sunset. The script was utterly gorgeous and universal, and Alison’s presence on stage, whether storytelling, singing or dancing, was never anything less than assured…hell, it’s just all bloody marvellous. It’s a luminous, revelatory show, and I’m probably a better person for having seen it.”
— The Visitorium (Victoria, BC)

CRITIC’S CHOICE SPOTLIGHT AWARD finalist for
BEST FRINGE PRODUCTION of 2011
(CBC/CVV Magazine/Times Colonist/Monday Magazine)

 

WINNER: BEST OF FEST
Wakefield Fringe Festival (Quebec, Canada)

 

WINNER: PICK OF THE FRINGE
Victoria Fringe Festival (British Columbia, Canada)

Giving Into Light TRAILER

Written and performed by Alison Wearing, this show is storytelling at its best. Wearing is a word perfect, engaging vision who paints with her body and her voice. Stringing together her life experiences like vibrant beads, the audience sees what she sees, smells what she smells and feels what she feels. If you’ve ever taken the road less travelled or wanted to, you will be fascinated with Wearing’s approach to life. Come and celebrate.
— VIEW Magazine
This show is WONDERFUL, a one-woman odyssey with something for everyone. Alison Wearing makes us laugh, makes us think, makes us question our values, as she sings, moves, speaks prose, dialogue, shares poetic imagery, all while taking us on her journey of physical, spiritual and emotional growth…Difficult to put into words, beautiful to behold.
— livefringe