After a sold-out, award-winning season at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and celebrated reimagining at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, “A Box of Memories” in concert is coming to Pittsburgh!
“A Box of Memories” is an intimate musical that presents perspectives on what it means to live with dementia, from diagnosis through to the end of life. It follows the story of Lizzy, Sonia, Jeremy as they deal with Lizzy’s illness, illustrating the experience of many people living and dying with dementia – an experience of changing function, relationships, and identity. People with dementia frequently experience being invisible and dehumanized within health and social care settings – and in society more broadly.
Yet we believe that seeing the person rather than the illness, and finding their story, is the key to caring for the person with dementia with dignity. Further, dementia not only effects the person but the entire family and the people who provide care for them.
“A Box of Memories” both entertains and informs the audience. We will only get better at understanding and working with dementia if we get better at talking and singing about it.