I attended the premiere of Rochelle Perry’s touching and well written new drama, Unforgettable, at Write Act Repertory Theatre located at the Brickhouse, a cozy venue in North Hollywood. The poignant, yet powerful piece is about an Asian family dealing with a grandmother who is affected by dementia. Randi Tahara is terrific as grandma Keiko. Her modern granddaughter, Rita, well portrayed by Tracy Lee is assigned to be her caregiver while her doctor mom is away on a much needed break.
Rochelle Perry has written a very moving new piece inspired by a true story. It strikes many chords for those who have a loved one dealing with this disease, or have a friend with a loved one struggling with it. Ms. Perry artfully weaves in colorful and romantic flashbacks of the once young, alluring Keiko. The part of the younger Keiko is well portrayed by Ami Shimada and her dashing beau soon to husband/love of her life Joseph is played wonderfully by George infantado. Adding to the drama are the talented Diane Chermansky, Godfrey Flax, who are both double cast.
I highly recommend Unforgettable. It is expertly directed by Cassie Soliday and well produced by the award-winning duo of Tamra Pica and John Lant. Kudos also to lighting designer Mark Baker, costume designer Isabel Gallegos and associate producer/production manager Jonathan Harrison. Unforgettable runs through October 13, 2019, so catch this gem soon! Visit the Brown Paper Tickets website for tickets or more information. Enjoy this touching new show!