It is part science, part art. What results is the moving exploration of memory and amnesia.
The Nature of Forgetting, which begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, is a collaboration of neuroscientist Kate Jeffery and director Guillaume Pige. It links science with real-life experiences using mime, theatre and live music.
The Nature of Forgetting is the story of a middle-aged father who struggles in the early stages of dementia. It chronicles his journey that celebrates a life well lived and reveals his triumphs along that path.
Established in 2009, Theatre Re is an internationally acclaimed ensemble creating thought-provoking live performances. The name comes from the prefix “re“. It is the “re“ of re-discovering and re-imagining, breathing new life into what already exists. The company examines fragile human conditions in a compelling, physical style embracing mime, theatre, and live music. Intimate collaborations with experts in different fields — such as science and public health — and various community groups throughout the devising process play a crucial part in the development of the work.
The performance is 75 minutes without intermission.
For tickets visit the website or the Krannert Center box office.