Missing You by Shannon Patte
Trudy only took her eyes off Sylvia for a minute, but that's all it took.
As Trudy's greatest fears are realized, she remembers how she met and fell in love with her wife 54 years earlier. Now Sylvia, suffering from dementia, has wandered off. Trudy, worried, scared, and exhausted, becomes defensive in the face of Officer Dunne's intrusive questions. Empathetic social worker, Marnie acknowledges Trudy's own suffering as primary caregiver and attempts to convince her to accept the help that is being offered.
Missing You focuses on the mental and physical challenges faced by the often-overlooked primary caregivers of loved ones suffering from dementia.
Keywords: dementia, love, caregiver
Produced by Red Sandcastle Theatre, Toronto ON, February 2023
Run time: 13 minutes
Cast size: 3 actors
Female roles: 3
Casting note: The main character is a woman in her late 70's