Linked Dance Theatre presents this story of a woman who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. Part free art installation and part ticketed immersive show, this program will explore the fracturing memories of Margaret. More…
From the show:
You are invited to come help Margaret celebrate her 65th birthday as one of her friends or family members. She was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's 3 years ago and this may be one of the last opportunities you have to visit with her like the old days. Come for the party but be prepared - not only does Margaret's home wait for you, but so do her memories. Will you remember as she forgets?
Please be advised, at Margaret's birthday you will be required to stand, move around, and climb a flight of stairs at different times. Unfortunately her house is not wheelchair accessible. The party will last around an hour and 15 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on how well you know Margaret. Her party does contain some difficult emotional content; we recommend the minimum age to come celebrate with her be 11 years old.
See it if You enjoy unique immersive experiences. Excellent use of multiple styles to portray the fractured mind of Alzheimer’s.
Don't see it if You have mobility issues (there are stairs) or you are claustrophobic (the rooms can feel small). Otherwise, don’t miss it!
See it if If you want to be part of an experience. In this case you take a boat to a beautiful island, enter an historic home and a story unfolds.
Don't see it if You want to see a play in a proscenium theatre and don't like to help make a story come together. It is an emotional experience.
See it if You want to see a beautiful meaningful story told through immersive theater, highly emotional, incredibly resonant, lovingly staged
Don't see it if You dislike immersive theater, or if you aren’t open to having a deeply emotional experience centered around Alzheimer’s
See it if you want to see an immersive and aesthetic investigation into dementia. great combination and drama, dance and environmental efforts.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with audience participation, this takes it to infinity and beyond. story was a little flimsy, but forgivable.
See it if you like immersive or unusual shows, cool locations (an historic house), or Govs Island (it's next to PORTAL Art Fair, go see that too!).
Don't see it if you can't do stairs, don't like immersive theater (you're not req'd to interact & can just watch), or expect deep insights on Alzheimer's.
See it if you are into immersive theatre - this is one of the better productions
Don't see it if the subject of Alzheimer's might make you uncomfortable; don't like "choose your own adventure" style (you wont get the full story)
See it if If you are interested in seeing how dementia can impact memory and affect loved ones. It was very well done.
Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater. You'd rather not see anything about alzheimers or dementia. Or you prefer big budget shows.
See it if you enjoy immersive interactive theatre pieces - there are no wall flower audience members.
Don't see it if if you don't want to interact with the performers and be brought into the story, this is not for you
See it if You like immersive, interactive experiences, enjoy the concept of choosing your own path and stumbling upon scenes
Don't see it if You don’t like interacting with the performers, want a linear plot and want a complete storyline
See it if One enjoys crafting their own experience. Follow the characters as they unveil different memories. Bring friends & help pull it together.
Don't see it if One prefers traditional, sit-down shows. The actors frequently interact with the attendants. Active participation certainly helps the show.
See it if you want to see some truely immersive theater. See it if you want to see some amazing acting.
Don't see it if you need a big budget. You may not want to see this if you have lost someone to Alzheimers. You have issues with characters talking to you.
See it if You want to see something emotionally moving and like immersive theater
Don't see it if You don't want to deal with tough emotions and things related to Alzheimers
See it if You want to participate in a beautiful and thought-provoking interactive piece.
Don't see it if Alzheimers is a trigger for you. You have mobility issues (stairs, close spaces)
See it if You want to experience what it must be like to have Alzheimer’s. The entire experience might make you think, cry, and be more compassionate.
Don't see it if The subject matter is too upsetting for you because it will definitely stir emotions and feelings.
See it if Just see it. This piece illuminates the devastating effects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in a beautifully thoughtful way.
Don't see it if There's not a good reason not to see it.
See it if Intelligent and transporting, I’m not crying, you’re crying. Shook from the moment I entered the house.
Don't see it if If you’re not open to immersing yourself fully into Margaret’s experience, you’ll miss a gem.
See it if This show is incredible. See it if you want to be transported to another world, to be moved, if you want to have an experience like no other
Don't see it if You might not like the show if you aren’t open to immersive theatre. It’s a very specific experience and they do it so well.
See it if You are at all interested in immersive theater- it is an option that will appeal to a wide range of audience members.
Don't see it if You're sensitive to challenging stories of Alzheimers
See it if you know anyone struggling with Alzheimer’s or any other debilitating disease and you want to see what they go through more clearly.
Don't see it if you know anyone struggling with Alzheimer’s or any other debilitating disease and you don’t want to see what they go through more clearly.
See it if If you like immersive theater that transports you to a realm where surrealism and organic human truth share a romantic interlude.
Don't see it if If Alzheimer’s is a sensitive topic for you. This show dissects and shares the experience in a way that is sure to shake those emotions