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Alzheimer Symphony

Tasmania Performs

During a performance of Shakespeare’s King Lear, a renowned elderly actor forgets his lines. This is the beginning of his journey into the long twilight that is Alzheimer’s. As his memory fades, occurrences that would once have been shocking – such as finding a sock in his soup – are no longer questioned. His reduced living space is modified with numerous contraptions to meet his needs: pop up kitchen, shower, sports field and library. Although valiantly fighting, he succumbs to his fate and as thought slips away, feelings grow stronger and his inner child is revived.

Performed by acclaimed Tasmanian artist Justus Neumann, this poignant work is punctuated by moments of genuine light-heartedness and humour that will take the audience on a rewarding and insightful emotional journey.

Written by Justus Neumann and Hans Peter Horner
Original Music by Julius Schwing
Designed by Greg Methe

…a poetic and infinitely inventive meditation on the final stages of aging. It is also a masterful piece of theatre making.
Michael McLaughlin, the Mercury

 

VIEW THE PROGRAM HERE

 

Presented with support from Community Partner Alzheimer’s Tasmania
Click HERE for more information on Alzheimer’s Tasmania upcoming regional art workshops visit.
Produced with support from Arts Tasmania and Wien Kultur
Tas Gov mono stacked logo    Wien Kultur mono logo
With venue support from Kingborough, Huon Valley, Southern Midlands, Meander Valley, Devonport and Glamorgan Spring Bay Councils
Produced by Tasmania Performs

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Image by Wolfgang Kalal

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TICKETS

Adult $30
Concession $25

 

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DURATION

1 hour 5 minutes (no interval)

PATRON ADVICE

Ages 14+

ORIGIN

TASMANIA

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DATES

Bruny Island

Adventure Bay Hall

Sat 21 Mar 2015, 7.30

Huonville

Huonville Town Hall

Sun 22 Mar 2015, 7.30

Kempton

Kempton Memorial Hall

WHEELCHAIR
Tue 24 Mar 2015, 7.30

Deloraine

Little Theatre

WHEELCHAIR
Wed 25 Mar 2015, 7.30

Devonport

Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre

WHEELCHAIR
Thu 26 Mar 2015, 7.30pm

Swansea

Swansea Town Hall

WHEELCHAIR
Sat 28 Mar 2015, 7.30pm

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During a performance of Shakespeare’s King Lear, a renowned elderly actor forgets his lines. This is the beginning of his journey into the long twilight that is Alzheimer’s. As his memory fades, occurrences that would once have been shocking – such as finding a sock in his soup – are no longer questioned. His reduced living space is modified with numerous contraptions to meet his needs: pop up kitchen, shower, sports field and library. Although valiantly fighting, he succumbs to his fate and as thought slips away, feelings grow stronger and his inner child is revived.

Performed by acclaimed Tasmanian artist Justus Neumann, this poignant work is punctuated by moments of genuine light-heartedness and humour that will take the audience on a rewarding and insightful emotional journey.

Written by Justus Neumann and Hans Peter Horner
Original Music by Julius Schwing
Designed by Greg Methe

…a poetic and infinitely inventive meditation on the final stages of aging. It is also a masterful piece of theatre making.
Michael McLaughlin, the Mercury

 

VIEW THE PROGRAM HERE

 

Presented with support from Community Partner Alzheimer’s Tasmania
Click HERE for more information on Alzheimer’s Tasmania upcoming regional art workshops visit.
Produced with support from Arts Tasmania and Wien Kultur
Tas Gov mono stacked logo    Wien Kultur mono logo
With venue support from Kingborough, Huon Valley, Southern Midlands, Meander Valley, Devonport and Glamorgan Spring Bay Councils
Produced by Tasmania Performs

AAT-Meet-&-Greet-icon

 

Image by Wolfgang Kalal

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Revel in ten years of creative choreography by Glen Murray, featured in EPISODES from Mature Artists Dance Experience (MADE). Under…

St Helens
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George Town
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24 March
Stanley
25 March
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Three cardinals are here to perform for you an elaborately decorative puppet show depicting the most recognisable tales from the…

Launceston
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