Friday, October 19, 7:30pm
The Nature of Forgetting
At the intersection of art and science, The Nature of Forgetting bursts with creativity, joy and heartache. Collaborating with London neuroscientist Kate Jeffery, Theatre Re has created a moving articulation of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, linking science with real life experiences. Through movement of great physicality and compelling live music, The Nature of Forgetting is the story of Tom- a middle aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. The piece, and Tom’s memories, are a life-affirming journey into a weakened mind, where broken does not have to mean defeated. A journey of shining humanity and celebration of a life well lived.
Based in London, Theatre Re creates tangible and poignant work. Their productions examine the fragility of life in a captivating style embracing mime, theatre and live music.
The Nature of Forgetting premiered in London in January 2017 and the Miller Center is thrilled to host it’s U.S. debut.
This engagement of Theatre Re is made possible through the ARTSCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Consortium members for the 2018-2019 tour of Theatre Re include Bucknell University, Lafayette College, Montgomery College (MD), Raritan Valley Community College, Reading Area Community College, Stockton University, University of Richmond and Virginia Tech.
The following is a brief list of resources for further reading and information on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia:
- Away from Her, 2007, Sarah Polley, director; starring Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent and Olympia Dukakis.
- Still Alice, 2014, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, directors, based on the story by Lisa Genova; starring Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, Julianne Moore, Hunter Parrish and Kristen Stewart.
- What They Had, intended release date: October 19, 2018, Elizabeth Chomko, director; starring Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster and Blyth Danner.
On-line and Organizations
- The 36-hour Day – a Family Guide to Caring for People who Have Alz (book/manual – audio and print), 2012, Nancy Mace, author.
- Elegy for Chris, (book, novel), 2001, John Bayley, author.
- Somebody I Used to Know: A Memoir, (book – audio and print), 2018, Wendy Mitchell, author.
- Still Alice, (book – audio and print), 2014, Lisa Genova, author.