Adapted and Directed by Ensemble Member Christine Mary Dunford
Based on the novel by Lisa Genova
Based on the New York Times Bestselling Novel
Professor Alice Howland is at the peak of her career studying the human brain when her own mind begins to falter. Fiercely independent, she battles to preserve her way of life, even as confusion clouds her thinking and her memory begins to fail. This world premiere adaptation of the award-winning novel is at the same time heartbreaking and hopeful.
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Additional Programming and Community Coversations
Be sure to join us for these free programs during the run of Still Alice No RSVP is required, but seating is limited.
Free Sunday Panel Discussions
Sunday, April 28 at 4:45pm
Living and Learning: A long and complicated journey begins with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. This panel will look at the latest understanding of the disease, what the most recent research tells us, and where current trends in both science and care are leading. Panelists Include: Dr. Sandra Weintraub (Northwestern), Dr. Jay Gottfried (Northwestern), and Stephanie Herro (Alzheimer's Association)
Sunday, May 5 at 4:45pm
Living and Support: Just as this disease has become better known and recognized, so has a wide network of support services. What types of care and support are available for those living with Alzheimer's Disease, and what types of support are available for families and caregivers? Panelists Include: Emily Mysel (MSW), Danielle Dodson (LCSW), and Dr. Neelum Aggarwal (Rush)
Sunday, May 12 at 4:45pm
Living and Changing: It's a given that people with Alzheimer's Disease can expect changes to occur. But what is the range of changes to body and mind, at what rate, and what are some adaptive responses? What kinds of care have mitigated some of these changes for both those with the disease and those around them? Panelists Include: Mary O'Hara (CNADC) and Sheila Chapman (Caregiver)
Sunday, May 19 at 4:45pm
Living and Identity: Making connections between aging, dementia, and disability. What is a disability, and who defines what qualifies as a disability? Is dementia a disability? How can we, as a society, embrace the changes and differences between others? Panelists Include: Carrie Sandhal (UIC), Tamar Heller (UIC), Cheryl Kaplan Zachariah (UIC), Alan Factor (UIC), Anne Basting (Founder of www.timeslips.org), and Daniel Kuhn (Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care).
Touch Tour offered at 1:45pm. The 3pm performance will feature Audio Description. Panel discussion occurs after the performance at 4:45pm.
Additional Free Panel Discussions: Curated by our Community Partners
Thursday, May 2nd, following the 7:30 pm performance
Living and Legality:What happens when patients and family members suddenly face a host of questions about Alzheimer's Disease â€“ not just medical, but legal and financial? What changes are afoot in law and financial planning, and what resources are available to help them sift through these challenges? Curated and facilitated by John McGowan, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust Bank. Panelists Include: Signe Gleeson (ElderCare Solutions), Ray J. Koenig III (Clark Hill), and Kristin Weaver (Northern Trust).
Saturday, May 11th at 4:45pm
Without Warning: A Conversation with Rush University Medical Centerâ€™s Younger-Onset Alzheimer's Support Program "Without Warning." Curated and facilitated by Susan Frick (MSW), Rush University Medical Center
Thursday, May 16th, following the 7:30pm performance
Living and Performing: A conversation on performance and disability, curated and facilitated by Cheryl Kaplan Zachariah, PhD. Student in Disability and Performance at UIC, actor, writer, theatre arts integration specialist. Carrie Sandhal (UIC), Tamar Heller (UIC), Cheryl Kaplan Zachariah (UIC), Ann M. Fox (Davisdon College), Mike Ervin (Victory Gardens Access Project), and Christine Bruno (Disability Advocate, Inclusion in the Arts)
Panel and Performance will have Open-Captioning.
Saturday, May 18th at 4:45pm
Alzheimer's Disease and Family Challenges: Negotiating the changes in family dynamics and preserving a sense of self. A diagnosis of dementia can be viewed as a family illness, creating changes for all members of the family. This panel, curated by Loyola's Dr. Marcia Spira, will explore the psychological and social challenges expressed by families and some of the strategies employed for resolution Panelists include: Dr. Marcia Spira (Loyola), Darby Morhardt (CNADC), and Lino Darchun (Caregiver)
Still Alice will be part of the Bodies of Work Festival of Disability Arts and Culture
Bodies of Work is a an eleven day, multi-venue Chicago festival featuring visual and performing arts by artists with disabilities and highlighting work about disabilities May 15 â€“ 25, 2013. Click here to learn more: bodiesofworkchicago.org.
Lookingglass Still Alice Community Partner Organizations
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