The world premiere of "A Life Unhappening," a spoken-word ballet performance, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Touhill Center at UMSL.

The world premiere of “A Life Unhappening” will meld choreography with the written word for a spoken-word ballet performance exploring the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on three generations of one woman’s family. The St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has teamed up with writer and producer Adam E. Stone for the performance, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. May 11 at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

The goal of the performance is to be educational and entertaining while presenting an artist’s perspective on the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The one-hour, one-act performance will be followed by a 20-minute intermission, then a question-and-answer session with the writer, choreographer, dancers and representatives of the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tickets are $25-$27. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. A wine and cheese reception hosted by the chapter will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Terrace Lobby at the Touhill.

Visit touhill.org or call 314-516-4949 to order tickets.

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