To lose a loved one to a terminal illness is tragic, but when they live on with their mind gone it’s a tragedy with no end in sight. That is the theme of this sorrowful play where a loving wife and daughter try to reclaim their own lives, while their once vibrant father no longer knows who they are. Now locked in a wheel chair, with endless questions pounding in his confused brain, he who was once a brilliant brain surgeon recognizes the irony of his now befuddled brain. The story covers a period of years where all three struggle with the same questions. Can anyone keep living with a useless hope? Wouldn’t it be better to cut the ties that bind and imprison us? Is it worthwhile going on as if the past might somehow miraculously catch up to the present? For the answer to these questions, go see the play.
What I didn't like
Very slow-paced and sometimes the actors talked so softly among themselves I couldn’t hear what they were saying.
My overall impression
Does love die when the person is no longer who they once were?