Still Alice | Lookingglass Theatre Company | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Still Alice Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 19 2013

The most succinct first-person account of living with Alzheimer's disease remains the one provided by the first person diagnosed with it. Auguste Deter was 51 years old and otherwise healthy when she was brought, in 1901, to Dr. Alois Alzheimer's clinic in Frankfurt, Germany, with a strange case of what looked like premature senility characterized by confusion, volatile behavior, and severe memory lapses. "I have lost myself," she said. That about sums it up. The plaques and tangles Alzheimer would find in Deter's brain after her death, five years later, were strangling more than her neurons. They were destroying her identity, too. The past makes us who we are; if we lose access to it, we lose access to ourselves. Continue reading >>

Price: $36-$70


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