Alone in a new city, her last bottle of wine nearly empty, a woman drinks but can never forget. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, her grandfather wanders the past fighting to remember. And in between, there are memories of birth and death, childhood and adolescence. A compassionate story about a woman’s identity, family memory and ageing.
If we don’t remember who we were, then who do we become?
The second in the trilogy
Told in four sections–insomnia, birth, death dementia–The Forgettory explores family identity in the context of that most mysterious of cognitive processes, memory.
I am fascinated by memory, by what we remember, what we forget, and how it shapes the stories we tell ourselves. This is probably the most challenging piece to perform, but I am always left enriched by its final moments.
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