The Forgetting Curve
September 11 - September 27, 2014
Rising Company, Bridge Rep of Boston, presents World Premiere of The Forgetting Curve, a new play inspired by the true-life story of Patient HM.
Desperate to cure his epilepsy, a young man underwent an experimental neurosurgery in 1953 -- shockingly, the procedure destroyed his brain's ability to form new memories. Now known as Patient HM, he became widely studied, and his fascinating case serves as inspiration for The Forgetting Curve, a new play told in a non-linear style through the lens of fictional neuroscientist, Dr. Laura Nebbens. She has studied HM for several decades, and on the eve of accepting a prestigious award, struggles to reconcile all she has scarified to leave the legacy of her life's work. Both she and HM have made significant contributions to the scientific community, and the human race -- but at what cost?
After an ambitious and successful first season, Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston has been deemed a company to watch, with 8 IRNE Nominations, and a prestigious Eliot Norton Nomination for Best Production of a Play. For The Forgetting Curve, Bridge Rep is teaming up with New York-based company, Theatrum Mundi Productions, which recently served as an above-the-title producer for The Velocity of Autumn, on Broadway.
Learn more at www.bridgerep.org.