Forget Me Not: The Alzheimer’s Whodunnit
Venue # 21, MYTP Mainstage, The Forks
What’s not to love about Rob Gee? He can make you laugh and make you cry, tell a love story, entertain you while solving a mystery and getting the message across that Alzheimer’s patients deserve respect. All in one hour!
The play is centred at a seniors “challenging behavior” ward in England which served as inspiration for Nurse Gee.
The day I attended “Forget Me Not” was an outing day for two seniors residences and out they came in droves, apprehensive yet curious to see if he was referring to their possible futures.
A psychiatric nurse by profession, Gee, born in Leicester, England, is also a most talented comic and poet with a loyal Winnipeg Fringe following. I believe they’re called groupies.
By chance, I was leaving another venue and passed by MYTP and overheard a mixed age crowd thoroughly captivated by this talented raconteur.
Gee seamlessly transitions between a handful of colourful characters to show us that, “the people with the worst memories still tend to be the most forgotten about.”
To revisit this popular Fringe show, Gee has his word for word book and CD in his own voice available after each performance or from robgee.co.uk
You can still catch this one man tour de force:
Thu. July 27 6:15 p.m.
Fri. July 28 9:15 p.m.
Sat. July 29 11:00 p.m.
Sun. July 30 8:00 p.m.