An examination of the decline and fall of Cam MacMillan, a prairie salesman who considers himself a Canadian “aristocrat”. When he is chosen as the scapegoat during a World War II gas-ration scandal, he is unable to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. We watch the effects of his alcoholism on his wife and daughter, and journey with them on their voyage toward survival. Nominated for a Tony Award on Broadway in 1984.
1983 McCarter Theatre, New Jersey
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Nominated for the 1984 Tony Award for Best Play.
The legendary Harold Prince staged Play Memory in 1984 at the McCarter Theatre, Princeton, New Jersey, before moving to Broadway with Donald Moffat. Its Canadian premiere was in 1986 at the 25th Street Theatre in Saskatoon.
Sarah's Picks: Written from the perspective of Jean, patriarch Cam MacMillan's teenage daughter, the playwright leads you through the memories of living with alcoholism. McLelland Glass expertly portrays the adolescent psyche struggling to find warmth and attachment inside the downward spiral of addiction and depression.