onStage presents “The Nature of Forgetting”

Image by Danilo Moroni
Image by Danilo Moroni

Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series presents the Theatre Re production of “The Nature of Forgetting” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Palmer Auditorium. Based in London, Theatre Re’s productions examine the fragility of life in a captivating style embracing mine, theatre and live music.

Through movement of great physicality and compelling live music, “The Nature of Forgetting,” conceived and directed by Guillaume Pigé, 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. It is a journey of shining humanity and celebration of a life well-lived.

At the intersection of art and science, “The Nature of Forgetting” bursts with creativity, joy and headache. 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.

A panel discussion will immediately follow the performance, presented in collaboration with the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tickets are $24 general admission, $21 for seniors, $12 for students, and are available online or by calling the box office at 860-439-2787.

October 2, 2018