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This performance will be followed by a Touch Tour.
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Described by Rick Waines
Written by Jill Daum
Directed by Michael Shamata
Can you re-imagine a lifetime together? When Jane’s husband Tom begins having trouble remembering things, she enters a world of denial. The play – at times extremely funny and always deeply moving – is Jane’s long and reluctant journey to accepting her husband’s fate, and the new role that she is expected to play.
Playwright Jill Daum is one of the original creators and performers of Mom’s the Word. Daum’s new work examines the effects of early onset Alzheimer’s on a family and how it changes our relationships with those we love.
The play features two new songs from Jill’s husband, John Mann from Spirit of the West. John was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2014 at the age of 53.
“I began writing this play before my husband John publicly announced he had Alzheimer’s. I was attending a workshop, led by the Wet Ink Collective, and was secretly writing scenes about the difficult aspects of my life. Constructing a story about a struggling reluctant caregiver became a pain-relieving release for me. Then John got caught up in the idea of creating a piece of theatre while we were processing his diagnosis. It was the first time in our relationship that we collaborated on a script. Working on the music was as cathartic for him as the words in the play were for me. ” -Jill Daum, Playwright
“beautiful, uncompromising theatre” –Janis Lacouvée
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