About This Show

“Death by a thousand cuts” — that’s how Michelle Dooley Mahon describes Alzheimer’s disease after witnessing it strike down her mother, Siobhan. As Mahon relives that time, her humorous and moving memories and rapier-like observations introduce personalities, history, and a nostalgic archive of an ordinary Irish small-town family forced to become extraordinary in their attempt to cope. The Scourge takes audiences on a journey like no other, a beautiful dedication of a daughter giving voice to a mother sadly silenced before her time.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: January 22, 2020 Opening Night: January 23, 2020 Final Performance: February 2, 2020

TheaterMania Review

| | January 23, 2020
Michelle Dooley Mahon’s solo play at Irish Rep recounts her experiences caring for her mother during her battle with Alzheimer’s.

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