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Forget Me Not

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When the lights go up on poet/comic Rob Gee, he is seated onstage, chatting softly to the audience. He is portraying Elsie, a woman suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease.

A former nurse, Elsie knows what’s coming, and sweetly wishes her own nurses “good luck in all you do.”

Gee has the audience hooked from this poignant point on and keeps them on the line as he switches between 11 characters (you’ll think your memory is going trying to keep up) involved in Elsie’s story.

We meet an assortment of people over the course of 60 minutes, all fully realized by Gee, from zany patients to the equally zany staff, to uncaring officials to a young detective with an amazing talent for mixed metaphors.

Forget Me Not is by turns sad and funny, and just plain fun. This one-man triumph is equal parts mystery, comedy, storytelling, social commentary — and 100 per cent entertaining.

— Janice Sawka

 

From the Fringe program:

A whodunit set on an Alzheimer's ward. Clue meets Memento.

From UK comic, poet and reformed psychiatric nurse Rob Gee, creator of Fringe hits SmartArse and Fruitcake.

Director: Tara Gatherer

Cast: Rob Gee

5 Stars "Be prepared to be blown away!" - CBC Manitoba

5 Stars "Wild ... wonderful ... socially incorrect ... genius!" - Winnipeg Free Press

4 1/2 Stars "I was bowled over" - Edmonton Journal

5 Stars "Hilarious ... my abdominal muscles deserve an apology!" - Victoria Times Colonist

A+ "Wickedly funny ... absolutely brilliant!" - Uptown

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $9 for Students, Seniors

Under 16 not admitted.

Warnings: Language

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