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Sara Cronk

Community Connections Coordinator

CLIMB Theatre

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CLIMB Theatre Presents “Grandpa and Lucy: A Story About Love and Dementia”

Southwest Wisconsin (October 14, 2022) – – In partnership with the ADRC of Southwest Wisconsin, CLIMB Theatre presents their Alzheimer’s Awareness play, “Grandpa and Lucy,” live across Grant, Green, Iowa, and Lafayette counties. They will perform at the Lafayette County Multipurpose Building on Tuesday, November 1 at 9:30 a.m., the Mineral Point Opera House on Tuesday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m., Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Room 430 on Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m. and the Government Services Building in Monroe County on Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m.

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and CLIMB is helping spread awareness with their play, “Grandpa and Lucy,” based on the children’s book by Edie Weinstein. Starting as a Girl Scout Silver Award project, Edie wrote the book as a ninth grader. CLIMB Artistic Director Anton Jones then adapted the book into CLIMB’s play version, which first toured in 2019. This play aims to help kids and parents strengthen their intergenerational relationships with older relatives who may be struggling with Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia.

“I hope people see the ways in which a young person can be educated and comforted in the face of a grandparent moving into a form of dementia,” said Buffy Sedlachek, director of Grandpa and Lucy. “What we really want to do is be in the moment, whatever the moment is with the person who is losing their memory.”

These events are free and open to the public and is great for an intergenerational audience, ages 5 and up. To register in advance and learn more about the show, visit Registration is not required. There will be a talkback following the event.

Through the ADRC, everyone in Grant, Green, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties also has free access to CLIMB’s online platform of additional resources, including an animated version of the play, fun activities, and supplemental curriculum. To sign up or log into an existing account, visit this link:

CLIMB Theatre is a youth-centered organization that uses theatre to teach social-emotional learning in a way that is intentionally intersectional. Based out of Inver Grove Heights, MN, the touring company brings programming to schools, libraries, and beyond across the Midwest. Their mission is to inspire and propel people towards acts that benefit themselves, others, and their community. Grandpa and Lucy is a part of their efforts to forge intergenerational connections and support young people within the community.

Tour Schedule:

Friday, October 28 | 6:30 p.m.

Location to be announced

Tomah, WI


Saturday, October 29 | 2:00 p.m.

Location to be Announced

Sparta, WI


Tuesday, November 1 | 9:30 a.m.

Lafayette County Multipurpose Building

11974 Ames Road

Darlington, WI 53530


Tuesday, November 1 | 5:30 p.m.

Mineral Point Opera House

139 High St.

Mineral Point, WI 53565


Wednesday, November 2 | 5:30 p.m.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Room 430

1800 Bronson Blvd.

Fennimore, WI 53809


Thursday, November 3 | 10:00 a.m.

Crown of Life Christian Academy

535 Berea Drive

Fort Atkinson, WI, 53538


Thursday, November 3 | 5:30 p.m.

Government Services Building

N3152 State Highway 81

Monroe, WI 53566


Saturday, November 5 | 9:00 a.m.

Hortonville Public Library

531 N Nash St

Hortonville, WI 54944


Saturday, November 5 | 1:30 p.m.

Neenah Library

240 E Wisconsin Ave.

Neenah, WI 54956


Tuesday, November 8 | 2:00 p.m.

Wellhaven Senior Living

119 Union St

River Falls, WI 54022


Wednesday, November 9 | 6:30 p.m.

United Methodist Church

1401 Laurel Ave.

Hudson, WI 54016


Saturday, November 12 | 1:00 p.m.

Holmen Community Center

600 N Holmen Dr Suite 200

Holmen, WI 54636


Monday, November 14 | 1:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s School

325 Mansion St.

Mauston, WI 53948


Monday, November 14 | Time to be announced

Location TBD

Mauston, WI


Tuesday, November 15 | 7:00 p.m.

Lone Rock Community Center

234 N Broadway St.

Lone Rock, WI 53556


Wednesday, November 16 | 5:30 p.m.

Asbury United Methodist Church

1810 Kellogg Ave.

Janesville, WI 53546


Thursday, November 17 | 3:30 p.m.

Grand Avenue Elementary

225 Grand Ave.

Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578


Friday, November 18 | 4:00 p.m.

Prairie du Chien Library

125 S Wacouta Ave.

Prairie du Chien, WI 53821