Blackberry Winter

Monday, April 9, 2018 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Performance and Talkback

This event is presented in collaboration with the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Generously supported by the Pabst Charitable Foundation of the Arts.

To raise awareness of caregiving in its various forms for Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other conditions, Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents a performance of Blackberry Winter by Steve Yockey with a post-show talkback with the playwright, caregivers, and performers.

Years of success, meticulous planning, and an eye for detail have in no way prepared Vivienne Avery for her mother’s slide into the grip of dementia. Vivienne recounts memories of her aging mother and the difficult decisions regarding her care. Interwoven with these stories is an evolving, wondrous 21st century Alzheimer’s creation myth — an origin story about a White Egret who tries to protect forest animals as they lose their memories to a blind, oblivious Mole. Blackberry Winter is a moving, occasionally humorous, and deeply human new work.

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an annual eight-day showcase featuring interactive exhibitions of student artwork and performances in Visual and Performing Arts. Tickets will be available starting March 1. For a complete schedule, ticket reservations and other information, visit the festival’s website at

Tickets for Blackberry Winter are $20 and include reserved seating and valet parking.

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