Monroe County Civic Theater, the county’s only Certified Dementia Friendly Theater Company, will be presenting Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Waldron Hill Buskirk Park, May 31st – June 3rd.
Many Shakespeare texts echo toxic and untrue stereotypes of aging that focus on the fear of redundancy, but his Tempest uniquely champions that which is gained, the strength that is built with age. It's his first endeavor to explore what aging looks like for ourselves and our children in an open, multi-faceted way.
MCCT is excited to present their first Dementia Friendly performance on Sunday June 3rd. In addition to the entire cast and crew of the Tempest having attended dementia awareness training, this performance will have an expanded accessible parking area, a family bathroom facility, Dementia Friendly trained ushers, large print programs, and a pre-show meet and greet with actors so guests can become more familiar and comfortable with the environment. The play is presented in a relaxed park setting so guests are free to walk about or leave at any time during the performance.
Prior to the main show, a 15 minute performance of Tempest in a Teacup will be presented by the MCCT Children’s Theater.
All performances are free:
Thursday, May 31 @ 6:45
Friday, June 1st @ 6:45
Saturday, June 2nd @ 6:45
Sunday, June 3rd pre-show meet & greet 2:15, show @ 2:45
(Accessible parking in lot behind stage, enter from Smith Street)
For more information or if you require additional accessibility accommodations, please call Arlene at (812) 599-1688.