USC School of Dramatic Arts  

New Works Festival Year 3: Play II 

The Curious Case of Henry and the Hippocampus

By Brian James Polak; Directed by Elina de Santos

McClintock Theatre

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Join us for one of three plays in the New Works Festival Year 3, which showcases works by the graduating playwrights of the MFA Dramatic Writing program. The readings, which will each have two public performances, will be presented concert-style with professional actors and directors. 

After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Henry loses the ability to form new memories. Now trapped in a perpetual moment, he greets his wife, Maria, as if he hasn't seen her in 20 years, even if they last spoke moments ago. Patryk, his doctor and the person with whom he interacts most, is a constant stranger. When Patryk and Maria realize music may be a way to connect with Henry, they get caught between finding a cure for Henry and kindling their own fledgling relationship. 

Admission is free. Tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.