A life of pain is all twelve-year-old Tina Ramsay has ever known, and Doug is not convinced her next operation will make a difference. His wife, Sandra, believes it's their only choice. Keith, a family friend with challenges of his own, busies himself carving a dove to accompany Tina at the rehab centre where she'll recover. When Doug takes matters—and Tina's life—into his own hands, no one is prepared for the fallout. Relationships are ruptured, assumptions are turned inside out. Mourning Dove asks difficult questions about mercy killing, familial loyalty, and personal ethics versus public morality. Controversial and challenging, it is a timely reminder of the power of theatre to transform age-old questions into art.
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