The Nature of Forgetting: Live Show and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7 p.m.

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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.

Pre-show panel discussion on Aging Issues – 6 p.m.

Prior to the show, we invite you to attend a talk, presented in conjunction with the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, as an effort to facilitate conversation and understanding of this challenge to human existence. It will take place in Room 100 in the Class of 1944 Hall, just down the hall from Minsky Recital Hall. When you enter the CCA or Minsky lobby, just look for signs.

Moderator: Len Kaye, PhD
Professor of Social Work at the University of Maine School of Social Work and Director of the UMaine Center on Aging.

Fayeza S. Ahmed, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology whose research is on the intersection of health factors/behaviors and cognitive functioning.

Don Beith, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, whose currently working at the intersection of environmental philosophy, medical ethics, the philosophy of technology and existentialism.

Greg Carter, Ph.D.
Dr. Carter is a computational biologist studying genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease at Jackson Laboratory.

Theatre Re - The Nature of Forgetting trailer