‘My Mother Has 4 Noses’ at Cleveland Play House

May 11th, 2015

We’re always excited to highlight the work of artists who are telling their story of Alzheimer’s, whether it be through film or another medium.

‘My Mother Has 4 Noses’, a musical play by Jonatha Brooke based on her experiences as a caregiver for her mother, will play May 14-16 at the Cleveland Play House in Cleveland, OH. Visit for tickets and showtimes.

Jonatha Brooke performing '4 Noses'

Jonatha Brooke is a folk rock singer/songwriter and a playwright. When her mother, Darren, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Jonatha moved Darren to New York City to live with her. “My mother was in the mid-stages of Alzheimer’s. I had no idea what I was getting into,” she admits, “but there was no question that I would be there for her.”

As her mother’s caregiver, Jonatha learned to appreciate the drama and humor of their daily lives together. Darren would often say, “Boolie,” (Jonatha’s nickname) ‘That’s good! Are you getting this down? We should make a play out of it! We could take it to BROADWAY!'” Jonatha did get it all down – and the result is ‘4 Noses’, a musical and album that is equal parts funny, beautiful and poignant.