The Art of Remembering

by Adina L Ruskin

The Art of Remembering had 2 performances over 10 years ago (between the 11th of October 2007 and the 19th of October 2007) at Riverside Arts Centre

The Art of Remembering won critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival, including best one act play in England in 2001. It was also selected by the BBC as "Best of Fringe".

Three actresses embody different facets of a young woman who returns home to bury her father. While there, she cleans out her closet, and as she rediscovers objects, memories come tumbling out. Touching on stories as diverse as a feisty Polish-Jewish émigré taking America by storm, an Argentine who stands against his country's repression, and a woman who witnesses the fall of the Berlin Wall, THE ART OF REMEMBERING reminds us of the beauty of life and the importance of our past.

The cast of three women, each with a suitcase, unpack the memorabilia of their life experience, letting loose memories of people and places and events in evocative fragments reaching back over the century. In Adina L. Ruskin's cinematic-style collage play, cleverly composed…the memories are momentarily held before us, then dissolve as others take their place. The careful blend of poignancy and lively humour add to its special appeal.

The play will be performed at Woking on Friday 11th October and at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Festival on Friday 19th October. Both performances are the first play to be performaned during the evening at 7.30pm

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Rebecca - Jane Walters

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Becky - Lynne Walters

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Reba - Nancy Lund

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Director - Faith Powell

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Lighting - Jonathan Miller

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Sound - Ian Santry

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Set Design and Construction - John Godliman

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Stage Manager - Clare Pinnock

Eileen Harper Memorial Trophy for Runners Up Woking Drama Festival - 2007
The Guildbury Shield for Technical Excellence Woking Drama Festival - 2007
The Pauline Brown Award for Best Backstage Management Woking Drama Festival - 2007
Spelthorne Cup for Overall Best of Festival Spelthorne and Runnymede Drama Festival - 2007
Best Actress Jane Walters Spelthorne and Runnymede Drama Festival - 2007
Stage Presentation Spelthorne and Runnymede Drama Festival - 2007
Mayor's Backstage Award Spelthorne and Runnymede Drama Festival - 2007