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School-Day Performance: Theatre Re, "The Nature of Forgetting"

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Anne & Ellen Fife Theatre, Street & Davis Performance Hall, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech

190 Alumni Mall

Blacksburg, VA 24060

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Open to Virginia Tech students and students in grades 6-12 from public, private, and homeschools.

"There is something, way down deep, that's eternal about every human being... And that's what's left when memory is gone." —Thornton Wilder

Conceived and directed by Guillaume Pigé

Born at the intersection of art and science, The Nature of Forgetting bursts with creativity, joy, and heartache. Theatre Re collaborated with London neuroscientist Kate Jeffery to create a moving articulation of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, linking science with real life experiences. Through physical theatre and compelling live music, The Nature of Forgetting tells the story of Tom, a middle-aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. The piece, and Tom’s memories, are a life-affirming journey into a weakened mind, where broken does not have to mean defeated. It is a journey of shining humanity and the celebration of a life well lived. The Nature of Forgetting premiered in January 2017 at the London International Mime Festival and ran to acclaim in August 2017 at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Virginia Standards of Learning

SCIENCE: LS.12, BIO.5

FAMILY LIFE: 6.2, 6.7, 6.9, 7.1, 7.3, 7.13, 7.14, 7.16, 8.1, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.8, 8.9, 9.1, 9.2, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.14, 10.17, 11.2, 11.7, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 12.5, 12.9, 12.10

MUSIC: 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, MIB.19, MIB.20, MIB.21, MII.18, MII.19, MII.20, MIAD.18, MIAD.19, MIAD.20, HG.6, HG.7, HG.8, HG.9, HG.10, HG.11, HIB.19, HIB.20, HIB.21, HII.18, HII.19, HII.20, HIAD. 20, HIAD.21, HIAD.22, HIAR.20, HIAR.21, HIAR.22

THEATRE ARTS: 6.2, 6.6, 6.19, 6.22, 6.23, 6.24, 6.25, 7.6 7.13, 7.16, 7.17, 7.18, 7.20, 7.21, 7.22, 7.23, 8.5, 8.9, 8.14, 8.16, 8.18, 8.19, 8.25, TI.8, TI.9, TI.13, TI.16, TI.17, TII.9, TII.17, TII.20, TII.21, TIII.11, TIII.12, TIII.14, TIII.17, TIII.18, TIII.19, TIV.12, TIV.13, TIV.17, TT.1, TT.21, TT.24, TT.25

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  • The maximum number of tickets that can be reserved in one order is 100. If you would like to reserve more than 100 tickets, you can do so - simply place additional orders through this page.

  • Select private groups of Virginia Tech students will be in attendance.

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During their visit to Blacksburg, Virginia, Theatre Re will be performing "The Nature of Forgetting" again in a ticketed show on November 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this page.

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