My Father's Bookshelf

My Father's Bookshelf
June 18 - June 28, 2009 (Opening June 19)
Dowling Studio

The Guthrie presents My Father’s Bookshelf, a world premiere by Twin Cities theater makers Live Action Set. In collaboration with members of the Minnesota Alzheimer’s community, Live Action Set has created a tragic comedy about our collective response to dementia. In a world of doctors, care providers, lost memories and people who try to take away the car keys, one extremely affable, optimistic man with Alzheimer’s disease explores the joys of life, set against the struggles of his family and the passionate lecture of a neuroscientist.

Programming in the Dowling Studio is sponsored by Digital River and TRAVELERS.

Run time

Approximately 2 hours with one intermission




Bob Rosen, Megan Odell, Dario Tangelson, Jason Ballwebber, Barbra Berlovitz