Every Good Girl Deserves Fun Explores the Hardships of Early Onset Alzheimer's

News   Every Good Girl Deserves Fun Explores the Hardships of Early Onset Alzheimer's Every Good Girl Deserves Fun — And Other Misremembered Things, a new dark comedy written by Heidi Armbruster about prolonged adolescence running into early onset Alzheimer's, performs through Dec. 20 at Walkerspace.

Directed by Michelle Bossy, the cast features Marinda Anderson (Far From Heaven), Christianne Greiert (Foreign Bodies), Amy Kersten (Chinese premiere of Venus in Fur), Jennifer Dorr White (The Inn at Lake Divine), Miranda Noelle Wilson (Dracula) and Stephen Stocking (The Casebook of Rudolf H-).

Clutch productions presents the production, which began performances Dec. 2.

Every Good Girl Deserves Fun — And Other Misremembered Things, according to press notes, "is a dark comedy about growing up too late and aging too soon. On an unseasonably warm October weekend, two sisters return to their small hometown in Wisconsin to problem solve their mother's early onset Alzheimer's. Their struggles to be caregivers set off a chain reaction that tears through the entire community and leaves Liz, the recently promoted director of the memory care wing, to pick up the pieces."

The production was commissioned one year ago as part of an initiative to create more work for women in theatre and is creating 14 job opportunities for women in theatre, including giving writer Armbruster her NY playwriting debut.

Other members of the creative team include set designer Stephen Dobay, lighting designer Cecilia Durbin, sound designer Janie Bullard and costume designer Jennifer Fisher. Nancy Noto serves as the general manager, and Lizzie Robinson is the production stage manager. At the Dec. 16 performance on Alzheimer's Awareness Night, a portion of ticket proceeds for the performance, as well as any donations collected that night, will be donated to Alzheimer's research.

Walkerspace is located at 46 Walker Street. Tickets are on sale for $18 and can be purchased at EveryGoodGirlThePlay.com

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