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Inspirational theatre piece about Alzheimer’s coming to Summerside theatre

The theatre piece, “Victoria” utilizes the performing arts to let audiences better empathize and understand what it is like to live with advanced Alzheimer’s. SUBMITTED PHOTO
The theatre piece, “Victoria,” uses the performing arts to let audiences better empathize and understand what it is like to live with advanced Alzheimer’s. Photo credit: Dulcinea Langfelder and Co C/Miguel A Medina

'Victoria' playing Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at Harbourfront Theatre

SUMMERSIDE

“Victoria” comes to Harbourfront Theatre Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., but who, or what, is “Victoria”?

 “Victoria is an inspirational theatre piece that tells the story of an elderly woman named Victoria who is living in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s,” explains Harbourfront’s executive director Kieran Keller. “It’s extremely entertaining and truly brilliant theatre that transforms its audience’s perspective. It leaves a mark on everyone who has the pleasure of seeing it.”

“Victoria” has toured around the world for over 15 years, garnering high praise from theatre critics and audience members.

Blending theatre, dance, and multimedia, “Victoria” lets audiences experience what it is like to live as someone with advanced Alzheimer’s and also what it is like as a caretaker to that individual.

Scene from “Victoria,” a theatrical depiction of a woman living with the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. The show is coming to Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside on Feb. 11.  (Photo credit) Dulcinea Langfelder and Co C/Cylla Von Tiedemann - Retouched by Marielle Obukow
Scene from “Victoria,” a theatrical depiction of a woman living with the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. The show is coming to Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside on Feb. 11. (Photo credit) Dulcinea Langfelder and Co C/Cylla Von Tiedemann - Retouched by Marielle Obukow

 

“You cannot walk away from ‘Victoria’ without extreme empathy for anyone who suffers from this disease,” says Keller. “You’re given a deep sense of humanity from the performance and a very important reminder of the intrinsic value of a person.” 

“’Victoria’ is amazing theatre – very entertaining, funny, heart-warming,” Keller continues. “We know Islanders will love it, but it is more than just entertainment. ‘Victoria’ is a way for us as a community to come together, to learn, to laugh, and to cry together as we follow Victoria and her caretaker’s journey of living and loving right to the end.”

To learn more about Victoria visit www.harbourfronttheatre.com or call their Box Office at 902-888-2500.

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