The MemoryCare Plays
Isaac Studio Theatre, 212 North 85th Street
May 8, 9 at 7:30 pm
Alzheimer's is topping many national conversations following this year's Oscars: Best Actress to Julianne Moore for poignantly portraying a wife and mother with dementia and a nomination for Glen Campbell's heart-rending song about living with Alzheimer's, the last song he will ever record.
Now Seattle brings this conversation home with two evenings of the award-winning drama: The MemoryCare Plays on May 8 and 9 at Taproot's Isaac Studio Theatre. Dr. Soo Borson, Professor Emerita at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a dementia specialist, will facilitate a conversation with the audience after the plays to educate and bring an emotional connection to the realities associated with memory loss.
The evening includes staged readings of three one-act plays by professional actors from Taproot Theatre. Each one speaks to the humanity, dignity and love that go hand-in-hand with the journey of loving and caring for family members with memory loss.
The event is co-produced by Taproot Theatre, Full Life Care and Phinney Neighborhood Association/Greenwood Senior Center. Our thanks to Full Life Care-Premiere Sponsor, Careforce and Aegis Living-Gold Sponsors, and the Alzheimer's Association and Merrill Gardens at First Hill-Silver Sponsors. Communication partners include: Elderwise, Frye Art Museum, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Senior Services, Virginia Mason Neuroscience Institute and University of Washington Brain and Wellness Center.
Proceeds from all ticket sales benefit ongoing arts programs for individuals experiencing memory loss and their caregivers.
Tickets are available online at www.thememorycareplays.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006 Ext 1.