What draws one to a play about Alzheimer’s with a massively long title? Well it’s topical, relevant to the daily lives of many, and offers precisely what theatre does best: challenging subject matter served up with a healthy dose of entertainment.
47 minutes | Clown | G A clown show about Alzheimer’s? Lucky me, I thought sarcastically about my assignment. But accurate first impressions aren’t always my forte. Academic Hall was abuzz last night ahead of Mitchel Rose and Madeleine Hall’s performance. Academically trained clowns – the former at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques LeCoq […]
By Jessica Ruano 60 minutes | Clown, Physical | G Even though I’d read the show description for Cardinal in advance, I had totally forgotten this clown show was about Alzheimer’s. As soon as I remembered that important detail five or ten minutes into the show, everything made a lot more sense. But before that, […]
55 minutes (no intermission) | Drama | G Brian Fidler has dramatized his memories of his grandfather from when Fidler was around 10, and his grandfather came to live in Fidler’s parents’ basement. As Fidler points out early in the show, some of the props are real and some are stand-ins for what used to […]