Seminars

‘PIANO FORTE’ - PUBLIC SCREENING 
Would you like to increase your knowledge around elder law issues? 

On Thursday 22 June Suncoast Community Legal Service will be presenting a new offering in its community legal education program, 'Piano Forte'. 

This video screening of the 2016 stage play explores wills, estates and Powers of Attorney and will be followed by a Q&A session conducted by our Principal Solicitor Julian Porter, with well-known local lawyers Pippa Colman and Trent Wakerley. Piano Forte’ is a fictional drama and is a cautionary tale for seniors. 

Developed by Suncoast Community Legal Service and a creative team of theatre professionals, it was staged at local theatres in September 2016 and is being shown in video format for this session. The play is a powerful demonstration of what can happen when a family’s ambitions suddenly collide with the law. There’s a Power of Attorney under pressure, a baby on the way, and a much-loved family matriarch for whom life will never be the same. In keeping with the musical reference that is the title of the production, the central character, Eliza, finds herself 'played' by the dynamics of life but a fateful event steels her to take stock and overcome her vulnerabilities. 

Although it is delivered as entertainment first and foremost, ‘Piano Forte’ also introduces the audience to the subtleties of elder law issues and what can happen when well intentioned forward planning goes wrong. 

What: ‘Piano Forte’ public screening 
When: Thursday 22 June 2017 
Time: 4.00-5.30 pm 
Where: Ground floor lecture theatre, TAFE Building, Maroochydore (next to our office) 
Bookings: Email carolyn@suncoastcommunitylegal.org