Rosalie & Isadore Sharp Present
The world premiere of

In Seven Days

Co-produced with The Grand Theatre
May 4-16, 2024

The Greenwin Theatre
Meridian Arts Centre
Written by
Jordi Mand

Directed by
Philip Akin

Mairi Babb, Ron Lea, Brendan McMurtry-Howlett, Shaina Silver-Baird & Ralph Small

Thirty-year-old Rachel arrives at the home of her ailing father and his girlfriend for Shabbat dinner where her father makes a life-changing announcement. After years of suffering from extraordinary pain, Sam Adleman has decided to end his own life through medical assistance in dying. And he's going to do it in seven days. Rachel, who's always been close to her father, is devastated and stays the week to try and convince him not to do it. And when Rachel asks their Rabbi to get involved, Sam's decision and the impact it has on the family only gets more complicated.

Running Time: 90 minutes (no intermission)
Age recommendation: 16+

Through tears and laughter, In Seven Days explores what it means to live with grace and grapples with how we say goodbye to the people we love most.

Shaina Silver-Baird & Ron Lea
Photo credit: Dahlia Katz
Ralph Small & Ron Lea
Photo credit: Dahlia Katz
Brendan McMurtry-Howlett & Shaina Silver-Baird
Photo credit: Dahlia Katz
Mairi Babb & Ron Lea
Photo credit: Dahlia Katz

Join us for our special UNDER 30 event, "Young Professional Night at the Theatre", on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

$36 for the play and a drink (wine or soft drink), and a post-show talkback with Rabbi Elyse Goldstein.

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Show Times

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Supporting Sponsor

Sonny Goldstein
CFP President of Goldstein Financial Consultants
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Post-Show Talkbacks

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 8 PM

Rabbi Debra Landsberg has served Temple Emanu-El since 2001. She is a member the executive team of the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus and is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of The Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. She has served as president of the Toronto Board of Rabbis and Chair of the Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto, and was the Rabbinic Chair on the Coalition of Canadian Rabbis for Same Sex Marriage.

Rabbi Debra Landsberg will discuss the evolution and challenges of MAID within Judaism and the Reform movement.

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 2 PM

Rabbi Michael Dolgin has served Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto since 1992. He is proud to have fostered a culture of innovation and tradition during his decades as senior rabbi. Rabbi Dolgin is passionate about community engagement, interfaith and intercultural understanding and tikkun olam.

Rabbi Dolgin will discuss his work with MAID in the Jewish community and will talk with a family member who experienced a relative going through MAID.

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 7 PM

As one of the first women rabbis in Canada, Elyse Goldstein has broken down barriers by founding inclusive communities for learning and prayer. She founded Kolel: The Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning in 1991; she was its director and principal teacher for 20 years.

Rabbi Elyse Goldstein will share her work with MAID as an important part of Jewish life and the evolution and challenges of MAID within Judaism.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 8 PM

MAIDHouse is a non-profit organization devoted to providing those eligible to receive medical assistance in dying (MAID) with a supportive, inclusive and comfortable setting. They are a group of doctors, nurse practitioners, ethicists, advocates and volunteers who believe in choice, tranquility and dignity at the end of life for patients and their families.

Tekla Hendrickson the Executive Director will discuss MAIDHouse's work improving Access to Space for MAID, being centre for excellence for research, education, and training, and grief and bereavement resources and supports.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 8 PM

Dr. Sandy Buchman is a palliative care physician and Professor in the Division of Palliative Care, Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He also co-founded MAIDHouse, an independent facility in Toronto for the provision of medical assistance in dying. He is a founder and medical lead of a new hospice residence (Neshama) in North York opening in 2026.

As a world leader in the field, Dr. Buchman will discuss the evolution of palliative care and the new Neshama Hospice, Canada's first Jewish-founded hospice residence open to all.

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 8 PM

Dr. Karen Devon is an Endocrine Surgeon and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. After her surgical training and master's degree, she completed an Ethics Fellowship at the MacLean Center for Clinical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Devon is the Medical Director of the MAID program at the University Health Network.

Dr. Devon will discuss why she gravitated toward being of the 2,000 Canadian doctors providing MAID in Canada and will illuminate ethical issue around the subject.

Monday, May 13, 2024 at 8 PM

Award-winning writer Jordi Mand is known for her work in theatre, film, and television. Her work has received global acclaim with translated and published plays like Between the Sheets, Caught, This Will Be Excellent, Brontë: The World Without, and a new stage adaptation of the literary classic, Little Women.

Playwright Jordi Mand will discuss the genesis of In Seven Days and it's development to bring it to the stage.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 8 PM

Cast members of In Seven Days will share an inside look into the play and bring their characters to life.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 8 PM

Rabbi Louis J. Sachs serves as the Rabbi of Beth Torah Congregation in Toronto, Canada. Beyond the synagogue Rabbi Sachs serves as President of the Ontario Rabbinical Assembly and on the Board of the Christian Jewish Christian Jewish Dialogue of Toronto. Additionally, he teaches and speaks throughout the city in a variety of settings.

Rabbi Louis J. Sachs will share his work with MAID, and the challenges and ethics within the Conservative movement towards acceptance.

For a fuller bio of each speaker, please CLICK HERE.