‘REMEMBER ME’ MUSICAL CONCERT: A REVIEW
The story smoothly weaved through past and present as the main theatrical symbol – the scarf, was passed between the two actors characterising the younger and senior version of our protagonist – Amah Lucy. Through the musical portrayal, we vicariously experienced the struggles of a senior, who is suffering from dementia. The musical creatively expressed the emotions associated with reminiscing the past using iconic golden era songs. To build up the theatrical conflict, this was contrasted with the frustrated emotions from the outsiders who perceived such actions as being trapped in the past. In actual fact, who are we to stop her from just reliving the best moments of her life?
The emotional journey of Amah Lucy tugs at the heartstrings of the audience as we saw how her hallucinations, mood swings and poor memory gradually thinned the patience of her son. Despite her child-like behaviours, her intentions were truly rooted in her unconditional love for her family. She remembered the mooncakes she promised her late husband before he departed on his ill-fated flight. She could barely remember her way home but she still managed to cook her son’s favourite fried rice.
Let’s relive the moments of the meaningful musical production back in 2018.
“To be care-giver is very stressful, okay? One important skill care-givers must have is “SELF-CARE”. Must learn to relax and care for yourself. This is so that you can last longer, so that you can continue to be there for your patient.”
“Amah, it’s ok. I will take care of you, I’ll remember everything for you. Amah, you won’t forget me, I’m your Ally. I’ll take care of you.”
VIGNETTES TO REALITY
Age Well Everyday (AWE)
WHAT’S COMING UP!
The instructor held a photograph sharing session towards the end of the workshop and gave insightful feedback on how the snapshots can be improved, further solidifying the learnings.
Before the workshop recording is ready for public viewing, here’s another video for you to find out more about the content covered in the workshop!