Discover the Meaning of Love in the Midst of Memory Loss

The contemporary musical, “How Can I Love You,” offers an intimate portrait of enormous struggle as three families experience their loved-one’s journey into dementia. At turns both heartbreaking and humorous, this one-act play takes us on an odyssey through memory loss, ultimately delivering love and acceptance to these families and friends. Brimming with beautiful pop songs, powerful dance, and uplifting music, this production is a wondrous work of love. As dusk settles in behind the performers, you’ll be enchanted by the sun setting on the memories of these central characters, and become invested in the tales being told onstage.

A Simple Story of Love

“How Can I Love You” tells the story of three families dealing with their loved one’s memory loss and migration into dementia. A doting husband looks after his former gospel singer wife. A cantankerous, beleaguered wife laments the loss of her husband. And an “at odds” mother and son duo come to terms with one another as they struggle with their fading Mother and Grandma. The story takes place around a subway station and a nursing home, with each of the patients also searching for ways (behind their mind’s betrayal) to reach out to their loved ones. Ultimately—through story and song—they come to appreciate that what they loved about their person is still there.

A Professional Performance by Pacific NW Creatives

HCILY has assembled a team of professional theatre artists and experts to stage this medium-scale production. The pedigree is strong, from the Playwright and Composer to the actors and crew. A massive collection of collaborators is responsible for bringing this contemporary musical to vibrant life.

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Taking place from July 15 through July 25, there is much to see and do at this year’s annual fête. We encourage you to make plans post haste to join us for this popular event. Seating is limited due to spacing considerations, so act now to take advantage of an opportunity to see outdoor live theatre in a most impressive setting.