Dot confronts the realities of Alzheimer’s with humor
Dot directed by Miller Lucky Jr., takes a humorous and poignant look at Alzheimer’s disease and its effect on a middle-class Philadelphia family.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America. African-Americans are twice more likely to have the disease than Caucasian counterparts and there is no cure. Dot the hit new play by Colman Domingo, confronts these realities of Alzheimer’s with humor, dignity and love.
The holidays are always a wild family affair at the Shealy house. But this year, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than exchanging presents on their minds. Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory as Alzheimer’s begins to take its toll and managing her illness has fallen like a ton of bricks on the shoulders of her daughter, Shelly. This twisted and hilarious new play grapples unflinchingly with aging parents and the children who must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves.
Performance Dates and Times:
Thursday, Nov. 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2 @ 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Paul Robeson Theatre on the campus of NC A&T State University
Adults – $17
Senior Citizens & Non-A&T Students – $11
Children 12 & under – $6
A&T Students – Free with Aggie One Card
For tickets call 336.334.7749 or visit www.ncataggies.com. For Group Rates call 336.334.7519