Alzheimer's Benefit at Arden Hall
Saturday, July 1, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Admission is free will donation at the door.
100% of the donations will
go to the Alzheimer's Association
When his mother found herself wasting time on a lazy afternoon she would proclaim, “I’ve got to do something…even if it’s wrong.” But when that mantra finds her back on the couch reading yesterday’s newspaper for a third time, a son must head back to Nebraska and help his father cope with one of the biggest challenges of life; Alzheimer’s Disease.
"Having workshopped this show in Hollywood and Nebraska I am excited to be part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Dealing with Alzheimer’s is always hard but it does bring families together and there is a lot of humor. I think this really explores the Father/Son relationship and role reversal. And my Dad is just a great guy and quite the character; in real life and on the stage. It’s an honor to be playing such an amazing man." said Pickering.
Todd Pickering details his year helping his father come to grips with the disease and the sometimes difficult but almost always funny lengths one has to go to in order to bring peace to a family. Find out what pineapple, rolling pins, junkyards and the TV show “Hoarders” all have in common. Todd’s passionate and creative story telling helps audiences see the conflicts, humor and most importantly, the love that keeps a family strong through the tumultuous world of Alzheimer’s.
"This is a bravura performance by Todd Pickering, an outstanding storyteller. Pickering’s style is filthy rich with visceral and immediate detail, with only glancing acknowledgement of the emotions at hand as he leaves that for his audience who are in shock as the days whiz by month after month - with so many chores and responsibilities - which Pickering, as the loving son, has to attend: clearing the garage, selling the house, selling his father’s auto salvage yard, rearranging and re-organizing their lives…all described with lighthearted humor and vivd characterizations amongst the unavoidable conflicts, reflecting ghte unshakable love head has for his family. Pickering’s story is not one of “survival,” but recognition of the passing of time, of darkness that may come, and an enlightening example of how one might cope.” - Hollywood Fringe certified reviewer Richard Lucas, June 11, 2017
THIS PERFORMANCE IS ONE NIGHT ONLY, SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2017.
ADMISSION IS A FREEWILL DONATION.
100% of DONATIONS WILL GO TO THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION
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