SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will offer performances of “The Father” by Florian Zeller in coming weeks.
The play was the winner of the 2014 Moliere award for France’s Best Play; it moved to Broadway in 2016, where it was nominated for the Tony award for best play and best actor.
The topic of the play is dementia, and it is uniquely staged so the audience experiences the play through the confused eyes of Andre as he struggles to make sense of an increasingly befuddled world. His daughter, Anne, valiantly attempts to care for her father while trying to have a life of her own.
CTG representatives said the group chose the play because the director, Gene Davis, and many of the cast members have had personal experience with dementia due to Alzheimer’s or traumatic brain injuries. According to Dementia Friendly Wyoming, there are 5.4 million people currently living with Alzheimer’s, but that figure is estimated to triple to 16 million by 2050 and will affect one in two families within the next 10 years.
“The Father” opens Jan. 19 at the Carriage House Theater. Additional performances will be offered Jan. 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 and Feb. 1, 2 and 3. Evening shows open at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinées open at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the WYO box office or wyotheater.com. The cost is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students.
The play is rated PG-13 due to the focus on an adult theme.
The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.