On Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m., Dulcinea Langfelder & Co. will perform the play Victoria at the Fredericton Playhouse.
Victoria is a production that addresses old age, vulnerability, loss and death without being morbid, frightening or depressing. The story follows Victoria, a woman with dementia who has lost her memory, and in turn has lost control over her life.
She is a shadow of herself, adopting comic and dramatic situations as her imagination dictates. Her wheelchair acts as her rocking chair, her prison, her tango partner and her flying chariot. Full of humour and compassion, Victoria will dazzle audiences and heal the soul.
Created in 1985, Dulcinea Langfelder & Co. is a non-profit organization that creates and performs multidisciplinary shows. The company is committed to enlightening life through performances that break cultural and social barriers. Original and contemporary, Langfelder propels her audience to a playful universe.
In addition to this performance, the Playhouse is pleased to present a special Experience More! activity called Improving Communication for Caregivers on Tuesday, February 13 at 12 p.m. at the Chalmers Hospital Auxiliary Theatre. Join Dulcinea Langfelder for an artist’s perspective on memory (and memory loss), exploring art as a way to heal patients as well as their caregivers. This theoretical and practical workshop gives participants tools to better master the messages we send and receive, beyond words. It is free to attend, and is designed for family and/or professional caregivers. Please register in advance through the Playhouse box office.
Audience members are also invited to stick around after Victoria on February 14 for an Experience More! Conversation with Dulcinea Langfelder. This moderated conversation with the Artistic Director, choreographer and dancer will add depth and richness to patrons’ live performance experience.
Tickets for Victoria are available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office by calling 458-8344 or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.