The Forgetting Curve: A Play, in Boston, through 9/27


As part of our participation in World Alzheimer’s Month, we’ll be attending “The Forgetting Curve” play, by Vanda, playing at the Wimberly Theatre at the Huntington on Thursday evening, this week. The play runs to the 27th of September. They have performances on Wednesdays (7:30PM), Thursdays (7:30PM), Fridays (8PM) Saturdays (8PM), and Sundays (2PM).

The discount code for half off full price tickets is CURVE50. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling (617) 933-8600.

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?

Here is a list of the talkbacks and participants:
Wed, Sep 10: Talkback Series, Featuring Dr. Daniel L. Schacter
Sun, Sep 14: Talkback Series, Featuring Dr. Lisa Knopf
Thu, Sep 18: Talkback Series, Featuring Dr. Angela Gutchess
Sun, Sep 21: Talkback Series, Featuring Dr. Mina Safain
Wed, Sep 24: Talkback Series, Featuring Dr. Howard Eichenbaum
Thu, Sep 25: Talkback Series, Featuring Dr. Ayanna Thomas


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