By Aaron Bushkowsky
Directed by Maureen Dwyer
Produced by Penny Oliver
This is a drama with humour to break the seriousness of the plot.
“Gabrielle and Michael meet by accident, fall in love, part, meet again and fall in love all over again. The problem is, every time they meet, they forget each other’s names. They can’t help it; they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Complicating things are family members who have difficulty with the changes and challenges Gabrielle and Michael experience, as they become more and more entangled in the debris of memory and language. Eventually, Gabrielle and Michael end up in a long-term care facility where they meet other people suffering from the same malady, extraordinary people who live and die with courage and hope. In the end Michael and Gabrielle find love again and, in the process, change the lives of the people around them”.
Greatly feared and poorly understood Alzheimer’s disease hardly seems fit fare for the theatre but Buskowsky puts a gentle spin on it.
– The Vancouver Courier
Dates: February 1-2-3*, 8-9-10*, 15-16, 2019
Curtain 8:00 PM / *2:00 PM matinee
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