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SEASON TWO. SHOW ONE. Desperate to cure his epilepsy, a young man underwent an experimental surgery in 1953 — shockingly, the procedure destroyed his brain’s ability to form new memories. (Synopsis continued below.)
Now known as Patient HM, he became widely studied, and his fascinating case serves as inspiration for The Forgetting Curve, a new play told in a non-linear style through the lens of fictional neuroscientist, Dr. Laura Nebbens. She has studied HM for several decades, and on the eve of accepting a prestigious award, struggles to reconcile all she has sacrificed to leave the legacy of her life’s work. Both she and HM have made significant contributions to the scientific community, and the human race — but at what cost?
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WORK. Bridge Rep is part of a team of producers working to raise $100k for this world premiere.
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Rehearsal Photos | Marc J. Franklin
From Left | Laura Darrell*, Jasmine Rush, Conor William Wright,
Thomas Kee*, Ann Talman*
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association
- This production features Boston favorite Dale Place, and Broadway veteran Ann Talman
- Vanda is an Edward Albee Playwriting Fellow
- The Forgetting Curve has been selected for presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC. (www.sfn.org)
The Forgetting Curve‘s Director/Producer, Kimberly Loren Eaton, and Bridge Rep’s Producing Artistic Director, Olivia D’Ambrosio, talk all things Curve in this promotional trailer:
Video by Marc J. Franklin