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Theatre for Thought

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm
General Admission | $25
UF Students | $10
Sponsored by :  UF Health

Our newly minted “Theatre for Thought” series will present internationally-acclaimed solo performers, who engage serious subjects with humor, intelligence and insight.

Theatre can do so much. It can entertain, transport, or challenge – that’s Theatre for Thought – and it’s coming to our stage.

Thursday, April 2:
(Ticket admits you to both performances.)
Expiration Date – Candy Simmons @ 7:00pm
Forget Me Not: The Alzheimer’s Whodunnit – Rob Gee @ 8:30pm

Friday, April 3:
(Ticket admits you to both performances.)
Forget Me Not: The Alzheimer’s Whodunnit – Rob Gee @ 7:00pm
Operatic Panic Attack – TJ Dawe @ 8:30pm

Saturday, April 4:
(Ticket admits you to both performances.)
Operatic Panic Attack – TJ Dawe @ 7:00pm
Expiration Date – Candy Simmons @ 8:30pm


Forget Me Not (Rob Gee)

Jim’s wife, a patient on a dementia ward, has died from what appears to be natural causes. Jim is a retired police detective and he smells a rat. He’s determined to solve one last murder. The problem is he also has dementia. It’s a case worthy of the greatest detective mind. But his will have to do.

Written and performed by comic, poet and psychiatric nurse Rob Gee, Forget Me Not recently completed a sold out run across the US and Canada.

“Remarkable… a comedy, meditation on human dignity and at its heart, a love story… with his mix of humor and heart, Gee strikes storytelling gold.”
— Orlando Sentinel

Please Note: This performance may contain mature content.

Operatic Panic Attack (TJ Dawe)

As a college student TJ Dawe discovered the beauty and over-the-top passion of opera as he fought to stave off massive panic attacks. In OPERATIC PANIC ATTACK, he explores anxiety disorder with humor, compassion and a look at how music can be a catalyst for change and healing.

“Dawe has storytelling down to a fine art”
— Vancouver Sun

Please Note: This performance may contain mature content.

Expiration Date (Candy Simmons)

Lucille is a young woman struggling through the realities of a terminal diagnosis. EXPIRATION DATE, a one-woman play created and performed by frequent Fringe Festival performer Candy Simmons, investigates the attitudes and fears that come with death and dying in America.

Lucille’s journey offers an unsentimental, raw, irreverent, and darkly-comedic peek into one woman’s journey into the great unknown.

“…a wry, moving, poignant and funny experience. For a gifted actor such as Simmons, this is a showcase of strength and talent.”
— Star Tribune

Please Note: This performance may contain mature content.

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