‘The Nature of Forgetting’ to be staged in Springfield


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SPRINGFIELD – The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center will welcome London’s Theatre Re for a one-time performance of “The Nature of Forgetting” at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. This poignant and powerful piece combines physical theater with a live musical score. It is a journey of shining humanity and celebration of a life well lived.

“Dementia is a tragic condition that touches virtually everybody in some form or another. However, this theater piece is the opposite of sad or tragic. It’s quite uplifting,” said Adele Adkins, executive director of the Clark State Performing Arts Center. “Through movement of great physicality and compelling live music, ‘The Nature of Forgetting’ 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.”

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. Theatre Re presents “The Nature of Forgetting” with bursts of creativity, joy and heartache.

The Nov. 1 performance will take place at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield. Tickets are $15.25 each and are available at ticketmaster.com.

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