January 23— February 18, 2018
Forget About Tomorrow
by Jill Daum with songs by John Mann
Mainstage 3 (part of your season ticket package)
Directed by Michael Shamata
Can you re-imagine a lifetime together? Forget About Tomorrow is a play about a family – a loving family in crisis. When Jane’s husband Tom begins having trouble remembering things, she enters a world of denial. The play – at times extremely funny and always deeply moving – is Jane’s long and reluctant journey to accepting her husband’s fate, and the new role that she is expected to play.
Why I Chose This Play
Jill is one of the original creators and performers of Mom’s the Word. I have known her since the nineties. She invited me to a reading of this play two summers ago, and like everyone else there, I bawled my eyes out. Jill’s own life has been affected by this disease, and watching the way she cares for her beautiful man is astonishing. Featuring two gorgeous songs written by John Mann (lead singer, Spirit of the West), Forget About Tomorrow is a play about real people in a real-life situation. It is unexpected, moving, and also very funny. —Michael Shamata
Forget About Tomorrow is generously supported by
Upstage Magazine – Forget About Tomorrow
Cast & Artists
- Jennifer Lines
- Craig Erickson
- Colleen Wheeler
- Aren Okemaysim
- Aleita Northey
- Hrothgar Mathews
- Jill Daum
- Michael Shamata
- Pam Johnson
- Set & Costume Designer
- Bryan Kenney
- Lighting Designer
- Candelario Andrade
- Projection Designer
- James Coomber
- Sound Designer
- John Mann
- Caryn Fehr
- Stage Manager
- Christopher Sibbald
- Assistant Stage Manager
SynopsisSaturday, January 20 at 11 am
Belfry Studio A
Our live talk show hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie and featuring artists from the upcoming show, along with experts from the community, have been designed to provide insight into each Mainstage production. Each event is livestreamed on Facebook, and is available as a podcast on our Soundcloud page. Excerpts are subsequently broadcast on CBC’s On The Island.
Please arrive early - B4Play is very popular.
You can listen to the interviews here.
VOCALEYE – Sunday, February 11 at 2 pm
For our patrons with low or no vision, we offer one VocalEye performance during each Mainstage production. Trained Audio Describers provide descriptions of the visual elements of the show, allowing people with low vision to enjoy the theatrical experience without missing any of the details.
HEARING ASSIST – All performances
For patrons who are hard of hearing, the theatre is equipped with an infra-red hearing assist system. We have 6 devices available through the Box Office.
FREE CHILDCARE PERFORMANCES – Call us at 250-385-6815 for dates
To help parents of young children experience the Belfry, we offer inexpensive tickets and free childcare for young families on select afternoons. To book your tickets and a spot for your kids (between 3–10 years old), please call our Box Office at 250-385-6815.