The Alzheimer's Association is proud to partner with critically-acclaimed and award-winning Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company for it's upcoming production of Milvotchkee, Visconsin by playwright Laura Jacqmin.
Performances from May 29 – June 29, 2014
The 10th Avenue Theatre
930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
About Milvotchkee, Visconsin
Molly is a widow with a hole in her head. She works as a docent at Fred Smith’s magical Wisconsin Concrete Park and – if she believes those around her – she’s losing her mind and facing the reality of becoming a non-entity like the very sculptures in her beloved park.
Embark on the fascinating journey of a woman experiencing various stages of dementia and experience the wonder and mystery of Molly’s demented mind – journeying into the belly of a whale, galloping with Clydesdales, witnessing the intrigue of movie characters coming to life – as she fights for her dignity against the insensitivities of overburdened health professionals and the well-meaning but sometimes self-serving machinations of a family who attempts to help. A comedy about a tragedy, this play is uniquely told through the lens of Molly herself as she journeys through this new territory and finds hope in her new life.
Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company is a community-focused, socially-conscious, Equity theater company, recognized by the American Theatre Wing, the creators of the Tony Awards®, as one of the most promising emerging theater companies in the nation through their 2011 National Theatre Company grant. Mo`olelo produces three plays and arts education programs annually that prioritize communities traditionally underserved in American theater. Mo`olelo’s commitment to diversity was honored with the Actors’ Equity Association’s 2011 Ivy Bethune Award; its leadership in greening the theater industry has been recognized by Broadway Green Alliance; and its artistic leadership was honored with the 2010 Des McAnuff New Visions Award from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle. Mo`olelo means story in Hawaiian.
For tickets and information on Milvotchkee, Visconsin, please visit www.moolelo.net or call 619-342-7395.