FORGET ABOUT TOMORROW opening tomorrow evening

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Gabriola Players is thrilled to be launching its 2018/19 season with four staged readings of Jill Daum’s incredibly moving play Forget About Tomorrow.

Daum, whose husband, Spirit of the West singer John Mann, fell victim to Alzheimer’s, knows from personal experience how devastating the disease can be for entire families. This is the subject her play tackles with warmth, pathos and a surprising amount of humour.

Forget About Tomorrow premiered at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria earlier this year, followed by a run in Vancouver.

According to one reviewer, the “characters are vivid and tangible because they take their shape from Daum’s lived experiences, even though the story itself is fiction. There’s tremendous joy on the page, even in the heaviest moments, and Daum has a gift for deliciously wicked quips, which helps make Forget About Tomorrow an exquisite balancing act of comedy and tragedy, reality and fiction.”

To read the full Georgia Straight review, click here.

To hear Jill Daum talk about the play, click here.

Don’t miss this incredible piece of theatre, performed by Gabriola Players with special permission from Jill Daum and the Belfry Theatre.

The cast of Forget About Tomorrow, from left to right: Dave Innell, Miranda Holmes, Garry Davey, Donna Deacon, Nadine Mourao and Roger Carter. (Garry Davey appears with permission of Canadian Actors Equity Association.) Photo (c) Richard Pullano.

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