more about the piece:

Taking Leave, a drama by Nagle Jackson is being directed by Stephanie Kenney-Gomez, produced by Gayle Walters. In the middle of the night, Eliot Pryne (Larry Hyatt), professor of English Literature, is packing what he thinks is a suitcase and leaving what he thinks is a hotel. In the later stages of early on-set Alzheimer’s disease, he is “taking leave” of the real world and imagining a new one, but the transition is painful. His alter-ego (Scott Courville), seen only by the audience, charts his final voyage speaking as Eliot once did. His caregiver, Mrs. Fleming (Donna Benda), is awaiting the arrival of his daughters to help assist her with his care. The visitation of his three daughters, Alma (Hope Daigle), a public school counselor; Liz (Shannon Bella), the TV actress, and Cordelia (Liz Folse), the ne’er-do-well vagabond, form the central event of this fully sympathetic play.

This poignant, heartfelt drama reflects the many facets of reality in the journey of Alzheimer’s disease. While it does delve into the heartbreaking moments, it also reveals the moments of clarity and the humor that often defines our humanity. The conflicts, bonds and love of family often proves resolutions can come in the most unexpected solutions. This family drama hits close to home for so many in today’s world.

There is adult content and language in this drama.

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4 Reviews of Taking Leave

  1. Michelle Johnson says:

    I am interested in bringing my GT student’s see a play and am wondering if this would be an appropriate one to bring them see.

  2. Gwen McMillan says:

    I would like to know the dates and times of all performances for the Taking Leave show.

The Details:

Opening:
March 15, 2019

Closing:
March 24, 2019

Director:
Stephanie Kenney-Gomez

Production Staff:
Gayle Walters

Cast:
Larry Hyatt
Scott Courville
Donna Benda
Hope Daigle
Shannon Knight Bella
Liz Folse