Dementia and Alzheimers affects 2 out of every 3 New Zealanders. This is a condition none of us can ignore.
Profound and enlightening, ‘The Keys are in the Margarine’ as a unique form of verbatim, or documentary theatre is ‘real, mesmerising, and an almost alarmingly truthful form of theatre.’ The play is created from interviews with people with direct experience of the disease – caregivers, family members, doctors, and support workers. Their stories communicate the all-encompassing effect dementia has on their lives and everyone around them. In performance actors re-present edited testimony from those interviews as precisely as possibly: with the edits playing in their ears, the actors relay the original words spoken, and how those words were spoken, as well as replicating the physical gestures and facial expressions that originally accompanied the words.
Venue is the Wesley Wing, Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History.
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