How Often Do I Dream… — Fringe 2015 Press Release

“[A] multisensory performance experience, exploring how memory functions, how it collapses, and what we become when our memory begins to fade.

how often do i dream

Excerpt from press release:

Who are you when you have no memory of yourself? What do we become when our histories disappear?

“How Often Do I Dream…” is a multisensory performance experience, exploring how memory functions, how it collapses, and what we become when our memory begins to fade.

When actor/writer Katie Dorian’s beloved “Opi” developed dementia she realized that her identity was interwoven with his. Opi’s story of coming to Canada on November 28, 1961, as a cold-war refugee, and everything that both preceded and followed from that has formed part of her own distinct individuality. Mapping her interactions with her Opi as he slowly disappeared, Dorian struggles with the loss, the change in family roles and the dissolving family history to draw universal truths about the nature of memory, identity and family.

Told with compassion, humour and heartache, How Often Do I Dream…, is an award winning (Best Solo Show, Atlantic Fringe Festival 2014) collaborative creation by Dorian and director Alexis Milligan. Dorian is an accomplished young actor who has worked with 2b Theatre, Zuppa Theatre, and Anthony Sherwood. Milligan is an internationally noted artist both in theatre and dance.


Showtimes:

Wednesday July 1, 6:30 pm
Friday July 3, 4:45 pm
Saturday July 4, 6:45 pm
Sunday July 5, 2:45 pm
Tuesday July 7, 3:15 pm
Wednesday July 8, 10:00 pm
Friday July 10, 3:30 pm
Saturday July 11, 8:00 pm

Venue: Tarragon Theatre Solo Room

Tickets for all Fringe productions are $10, $12 in advance. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (416-966-1062, business hours only), in-person from the festival box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s, (481 Bloor West), or — if any remain — from the venue box office (cash-only), starting one hour before showtime.

The festival offers a range of money-saving passes for committed Fringers; see website for details.

Be advised that Fringe shows always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.

Photo provided by company.