ORONO – “The Nature of Forgetting” will be presented at the Collins Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

Through physicality and compelling live music, The Nature of Forgetting tells the story of a middle-aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. It’s a life-affirming journey into a weakened mind, in which broken does not have to mean defeated. The show is a moving articulation of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, linking science with real life experiences. Ultimately, the piece is about the fragility of life and that eternal “something” we all share that is left when memory is gone.

Prior to the show there will be a panel discussion on aging issues at 6 p.m.,  presented in conjunction with the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, as an effort to facilitate conversation and understanding of this challenge to human existence. It will take place in Room 100 in the Class of 1944 Hall, just down the hall from Minsky Recital Hall. When you enter the CCA or Minsky lobby, just look for signs.