The Nature of Forgetting
“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
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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Thank you to our show sponsors:
Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund