The Midnight Soup is a performance by Making Room co-Artistic Director Leo Burtin.
Together, we gather to make and eat The Midnight Soup. Together, we gather to listen to a story, and to share our own. The Midnight Soup starts as a monologue, and in gentle and unpresuming ways opens out to become a conversation. The Midnight Soup tells the story of an unremarkable woman, who every day, sat down to record the facts of her life in a diary, until one early summer day, she chose her own death.
The Midnight Soup is the love letter of a grandson to his grandmother. It is also an edible memorial, celebrating a life lived to the rhythm of the seasons. The Midnight Soup is about losing someone you love to themselves. It is about remembering, and it is about moving forward. It is about not knowing, it is about asking and it is about respect.