May 29 – June 29, 2014
By Laura Jacqmin
Directed by Robert Barry Fleming
Performances at Mo`olelo at The 10th Ave Theatre
930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Molly is a widow with a hole in her head. She works as a docent at Fred Smith’s magical Wisconsin Concrete Park and – if she believes those around her – she’s losing her mind and facing the reality of becoming a non-entity like the very sculptures in her beloved park. Embark on the fascinating journey of a woman experiencing various stages of dementia and experience the wonder and mystery of Molly’s demented mind – journeying into the belly of a whale, galloping with Clydesdales, witnessing the intrigue of movie characters coming to life – as she fights for her dignity against the insensitivities of overburdened health professionals and the well-meaning but sometimes self-serving machinations of a family who attempts to help. A comedy about a tragedy, this play is uniquely told through the lens of Molly herself as she journeys through this new territory and finds hope in her new life.
Click here to read about the backdrop of Milvotchkee, Visconsin
Performances from May 29 – June 29, 2014 at Mo`olelo at The 10th Avenue Theatre
930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
June 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 8:00 PM
June 15, 22, 29 at 2:00 PM
$22 Students & Seniors 65+ (with valid ID)
$32 Regular Adult
$22/ticket Group of 10 or more*
$16/ticket Non-Profit Group of 10 or more*
*Discounted group rates only valid for reservations made at least 24 hours in advance online or over the phone. They are not valid for purchases at the door on the day of the performance. Regular single ticket rates apply for all walk-in purchases made at the Box Office, even if you are affiliated with a group attending the same date. Nonprofit groups, please call 619-342-7395 to order your tickets.
**The theater has an open seating policy. If you are booking your reservation online and you or someone in your party requires accessible seating, please fill out the “Wheelchair Seats” field when requesting the total amount of seats you wish to purchase.
Education and Outreach
FREE Pre- and Post-Show Talks
(subject to change, please check back for most current schedule)
Saturday, May 31: Post Show Discussion with Director Robert Barry Fleming and Cast
Saturday, June 7: Post Show Discussion and Q&A with Cast
Friday, June 13: An Orientation to Dementia & Memory Loss
Post Show Discussion and Q & A with Kelly Anderson from the Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in San Diego, affecting more than 60,000 people.This discussion offers insight into the basic information that everyone should know about memory loss and what they mean for all of us. Following a brief presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of dementia professionals and learn about how to cope with this disease.
Kelly Anderson, MSW is the Family Services Coordinator for the San Diego Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2012 and shortly after graduation she started working for the San Diego Chapter. Kelly has served many families through the 24/7 Helpline, providing information and referrals services, facilitating support groups for caregivers and persons living with early stage dementia, and teaching community education classes. Her current focus is to develop and implement Early Stage education, support, and social engagement programs for individuals living with early stage dementia and their care partners, as well as furthering safety programs and crisis prevention. She thoroughly enjoys her role at the Chapter and learns from the experts (the families) every day.
Sunday, June 15: Dementia and End of Life Choices
The topic of dementia often engenders discussion about how to handle end of life issues. Join a panel of speakers with differing perspectives on this topic: Faye Girsh, President of the Hemlock Society of San Diego, with the mission of choice, dignity and control at the end of life; Dori Salois, Geriatric Nurse Case Manager and Executive Director of Vantage Theatre; and Colleen Van Horn, CEO of Innovative Healthcare Consultants, 2013 President of the Western Region Geriatric Care Managers and a nurse who has direct experience caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s dementia. Come hear what each has to say about this delicate and controversial issue and ask questions to learn more about the options available for those encountering this stage of life.
Sponsors & Partners
Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust
The Arthur and Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund
Milvotchkee, Visconsin Team
Playwright: Laura Jacqmin
MOLLY: Linda Libby*
RICHARD: David Poirier*
DR HOLE/SON/Ensemble: Greg Watanabe*
DAUGHTER/Ensemble: Olivia Espinosa*
COUNTRY DOCTOR/Ensemble: Jacob Bruce*
OLD WOMAN/Ensemble: Maggie Carney*
Director: Robert Barry Fleming**
Stage Manager: Leighann Enos*
Assistant Stage Manager: Jessamyn Foster
Scenic Designer: David F. Weiner
Costume Designer: Jeannie Galioto
Sound Designer: Joseph Huppert
Props Designer: Tim Nottage
Graphic Design: Studio L.
Illustrator: Kristina Micotti
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States