Shar White’s drama about a brilliant woman battling the onset of Alzheimer’s.
Imagine this. You're a brilliant scientist, a biophysicist studying the causes of dementia. And one day, mid-Power Point, you can't recall what you're supposed to say when the next slide comes up. Eventually you learn that the disease you're studying is now the disease you have.
Truth blurs with perception in Sharr White's timely play, The Other Place, a production of Symmetry Theatre Company. It is directed by Taylor Korobow and features Stacy Ross as Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist whose life is coming unhinged, piece by piece. The Other Place runs July 27 – August 13 at Live Oak Theater 1301 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley 94709