Jim Forgetting is an unflinching portrait of a year in the life of Jim and Donna, a middle-aged couple struggling with Jim’s early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. While watching her husband slowly disappear, Donna’s patience and love is pushed to heartbreaking limits. She is left to ask: When love is composed of moments remembered and dreams shared, what happens to a marriage when memories fade and futures disappear?
Jim Forgetting is an unforgettable story of one woman’s heart-wrenching decision.
News & Reviews
“This play is as powerful and memorable as it is unsettling and insightful.” — Calgary Sun
“Cseke’s thoughtful, despairing drama explores one of the most difficult subjects imaginable.” — Calgary Herald
About the Author
Col Cseke is a Calgary based playwright and performer. He is the Co-Artistic Director of Verb Theatre, where Jim Forgetting premiered. Col has premiered new work, as either a playwright or collective member, at One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Alberta Theatre Projects playRites Festival, the Calgary International Children’s Festival, among others. As a member of the award winning Downstage Creation Ensemble, Col has co-created and performed in In The Wake, Good Fences, Bus(t), and Arm’s Length Embrace. Along with his friends in the Downstage Creation ensemble Col shares three Betty Mitchell Award nominations for Best New Play, with one win for In The Wake.