Kim Carney’s comedy-drama Moonglow, set to open at Albany Civic Theater on June 23, is a heart-wrenching, true-to-life story about the effects of Alzheimer’s on patients and their families.
Maxine, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, is a stubborn, bitter elder who is against moving into a nursing facility. But when she meets Joe, a widower who also likes to dance, her viewpoint begins to change. Although they don’t agree when they’re lucid, their fuzzy memories do match, and they begin a relationship that offers them both fresh life and joy.
Can these lovers, who are simultaneously represented by an elderly couple and a young, energetic pair, manage to stay together against the wishes of their families and their dwindling vitality?
Moonshine director Sarah Roth has been a part of ACT since 2005.
Performances are June 23, 24, 25(m), 29, 30 and July 1.
Evening performances start at 7:30 pm.
The Sunday matinee begins at 2:30 pm.
Tickets are $14. Discount tickets are $11 for Juniors (Under 18), Seniors (60+), US Military, Veterans and Holders of Oregon Trail Cards.
ASL interpretation on Sunday, June 25.
On demand streaming tickets are available via the website. Individual tickets $15; Group tickets $20.
For more information and tickets, visit www.albanycivic.org.