|Marjorie (Kristen Mathison) and Tess (Katie Wodele)|
(photo courtesy of Theatre in the Round)
When I saw the play a few years ago, I was left with a series of questions that I'm not any closer to answering now: "Are we our memories? Are we just a collection of data? What happens when we lose memories? What happens when those memories, that data, is transferred into something else, does it become us? Can artificial intelligence replace humans?" And maybe because I'm three years older, or because of the excellent post-show discussion with an expert on dementia, I'm also left with questions about the aging process, how we treat and care for our elderly population, and how to assess quality of life. So many questions, like only a well written, concise, and well executed play can raise.