By Julian Wiles
Directed by Nora Berg
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing
Wednesday through Saturday ~ 7:30 p.m.
Adults ~ $23
Seniors/Students/Youths ~ $21
Transaction fees and service charges may apply.
Tickets can be purchased at the Regina Performing Arts Centre box office, by calling 306-779-2277, or online.
Helium is the moving and uplifting story of a brilliant, humorous, and creative chemistry teacher who braves the trials of aging while keeping her imagination, charm, and dignity intact. "Hysterium" and "preposterous" are two of the elements that former teacher Molly Kingsley "discovers" in the laboratories of her wandering, 80-year-old mind. With the help of colorful bunches of helium-filled balloons, she takes off on flights of fancy to the seashore of her youth, her old high-school chemistry classroom, and an early episode of Star Trek. Back on earth, Mrs. Kingsley's daughter struggles to keep her headstrong mother's feet firmly on the ground and her mind solidly anchored in reality. As sparks fly between mother and daughter, Mrs. Kingsley's grandsons watch in wonder as their mischievous grandmother slips away day by day into the mysterious and unfathomable clouds of dementia.