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Toronto: Pleiades Theatre presents “Lessons in Forgetting” May 3-22

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Lesson in Forgetting asks whether love alone can suffice when everything else is lost. In this two-character story featuring award-winning Canadian actors Andrew Moodie and Ma-Anne Dionisio, HE has suffered a massive brain trauma as a result of a car crash some years earlier; ever since, the only thing he can remember is how much he loves his wife. SHE, confined to caring for him for the rest of her days, wishes for nothing more than for him to forget that he loves her so that she might yet start over on her own path of life.

This is the English language world premiere of Lesson in Forgetting by Emma Haché, commissioned by Pleiades Theatre and translated by Taliesin McEnaney with John Van Burek, running live on stage from May 3 to 22.


"...a love story to remember."

Presented by Pleiades Theatre

by Emma Haché

Translated by Taliesin McEnaney with John Van Burek

Director - Ash Knight

She - Ma-Anne Dionisio

He - Andrew Moodie

Narrator - Reese Cowley

Choreographer – Nicola Pantin

Set & Costume Design - Jackie Chau

Lighting Design - Arun Srinivasan

Projection Design - Denyse Karn

Sound Design & Composition - Marissa Orjalo

About Pleiades Theatre (

Pleiades Theatre presents translations, adaptations and original works that raise the curtain on the rich cultures that make up Canada today. Founded in 1997 by John Van Burek, Pleiades Theatre is led now by Artistic Producer Andrey Tarasiuk and Associate Artistic Producer Ash Knight. In addition to productions, Pleiades Theatre has a history of multilingual youth outreach programs, publicly funded ESL courses, and year-long mentorships for theatre professionals.

Please note these shows will be sold at 50% capacity and all measures will be taken to ensure everyone's safety and comfort. 

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Photo: Ma-Anne Dionisio and Andrew Moodie. © 2022 Kate Young.