In 2011, the Alzheimer’s Association released a report that anticipates the number of Americans aged 65 or older with Alzheimer’s will increase from 5.4 million today to 16 million in 2050. By then, it is said that someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
I’ll Remember For You
(Yo Me Acuerdo Por Tí)
Written by Lisa Suárez | Directed by Laurie Dietrich
Featuring Lisa Suárez and Pamela Dean Kenny
March 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 2012
Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
At The Sterling Houston Theater at Jump-Start in the Blue Star Arts Complex at the corner of S. Alamo and Probandt.
Post-show discussions hosted by cast members and representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association will take place on March 11th and March 18th. Community members will have the opportunity to share stories and ask questions in a safe environment.
Opening Weekend: $12 general admission, $10 students & seniors
Final Two Weekends: $15 general admission, $12 students & seniors
Named one of San Antonio’s Best Shows of 2010, I’ll Remember For You by Lisa Suárez is a bilingual theater production depicting a Mexican-American woman’s experiences, feelings and thoughts surrounding her mother’s dementia and memory loss. In this courageous, deeply personal and unsentimental look at the role of the caregiver in this growing epidemic, Suárez brings her own life with her aging mother to the stage. She writes about – and portrays – her mother with humor and respect, love and frustration, fear, sadness and celebration.
I’ll Remember For You is a very private look at an increasingly public dynamic. As medical science enables us to live longer, perhaps money ear-marked for research into a “cure” for aging-related dementia could be better spent on support infrastructure for the afflicted and their caregivers… who will be us.
To purchase tickets for I’ll Remember For You please call (210) 227-5867 or visit www.jump-start.org for more info!
Jump-Start Performance Co. is generously supported by the City of San Antonio’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, a grant from the Ruth Lang Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and theFund.