The Nature of Forgetting
Through physicality and compelling live music, The Nature of Forgetting tells the story of a middle-aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. It’s a life-affirming journey into a weakened mind, in which broken does not have to mean defeated. The show is a moving articulation of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, linking science with real life experiences. Ultimately, the piece is about the fragility of life and that eternal “something” we all share that is left when memory is gone.
Orchestra seating only $30/$25 | K-12 $15 | All fees included
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Group discount of 15% on parties of 8 or more!
Thank you to our show sponsors:
Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund
Pre-show panel discussion on Aging Issues – 6 p.m.
The talk will take place in Room 100 in the Class of 1944 Hall, just down the hall from Minsky Recital Hall. When you enter the CCA or Minsky lobby, just look for signs.
Moderator: Len Kaye, PhD
Professor of Social Work at the University of Maine School of Social Work and Director of the UMaine Center on Aging.
Fayeza S. Ahmed, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology whose research is on the intersection of health factors/behaviors and cognitive functioning.
Don Beith, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, whose currently working at the intersection of environmental philosophy, medical ethics, the philosophy of technology and existentialism.
Greg Carter, Ph.D.
Dr. Carter is a computational biologist studying genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease at Jackson Laboratory.
This conversation is being facilitated with the help of The McGillicuddy Humanities Center.
More about The Nature of Forgetting:
Profoundly moving… An action packed celebration of life’
– Front Row – BBC Radio 4, John Wilson
Winner ThreeWeeks Editor’s Award
Included in Lyn Gardner’s picks of the Fringe for The Guardian
‘Exquisitely beautiful and punishingly energetic… This is a special show.’
– The List
‘Renders superlatives near redundant… Utterly unmissable.’
– The Edinburgh Reporter
‘Incredible…The Nature Of Forgetting is a powerful reminder of the beauty of mime’
– GQ Magazine UK
‘Breath-taking and bold… A must see.’
– Broadway World
‘This is a work of serious importance.’
– ThreeWeeks Edinburgh
‘This is an extraordinary production.’
– London City Nights
‘The Nature of Forgetting is the highlight of the Fringe.’
– Theatre Bubble
‘This is an exceptionally fine piece of high-energy physical theatre.’
– Edinburgh Guide
‘Unbounded in its imagination and sensational in its execution…’
– The Wee Review
‘A joy to watch… Theatre Re has created something very special.’
– Reviews Hub
‘A truly beautiful, emotionally charged piece of work.’
– EdFringe Review
‘One of those incredibly beautiful pieces of theatre you are likely to remember for a long, long time.’
– Theatre Weekly
‘A production which is truly unforgettable.’
– Highly Recommended by Fringe Review
“Powerful and very moving.”
– British Theatre Guide
“Incredibly beautiful… The Nature of Forgetting is an explosive, joyous celebration of remembering.”
– Exeunt Magazine
“The Nature of Forgetting premiered this week at Shoreditch Town Hall, where it was greeted by sell-out audiences and standing ovations. The three-night run was far too brief – but something tells me we haven’t seen the last of this beautiful and moving show.”
– Theatre Things
“We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars… Everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings… There is something, way down deep that’s eternal about every human being… And that’s what’s left when memory is gone.” Thornton Wilder – Our Town