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In the Bleak Midwinter

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Members say: Quirky, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the show

It's a freezing Catskill winter outside on Gladstone Farms and pretty frosty inside the farmhouse kitchen too, as three generations of women debate the fate of their matriarch. More…

A holiday weekend with family becomes a fulcrum for change, as recently widowed Elizabeth Gladstone faces old age and the loss of her home. Betsy, her daughter, and granddaughter Liz, each have their own ideas about what should happen. Betsy wants to cash out, Liz wants to try to hang on to the farm. Tempers are as short as the winter days. But for Elizabeth, the only real question is: can the third act of her life really be the best one yet?

Member Reviews (1)


Quirky, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intelligent

Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like traditional family dramas that deal with a variety of relevant issues like school shootings and aging parents

Don't see it if you have issues watching complicated family problems

Also Really well acted and staged, hats off to the props people who had the... Read more Read less

September 11th, 2018
“Wonderful contemporary family drama...Lyman quite skillfully transforms the familiar premise...into an engrossing play. The characters are all fully developed, background information is smoothly imparted and the dialogue is a rich blend of humor and emotion. The plot has suspense and resonance a...
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September 17th, 2018
“Lyman’s performance is riveting. She embodies this woman with a fighting spirit with comedic chops and handles the resignation with heartbreaking resolve...McHugh uses the space well and allows the actors to really dig deep into a very touching play...Lyman manages to bring in all the controvers...
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September 20th, 2018
“An old-fashioned, well-written American drama set in a contemporary setting. With the help of some intelligent and emotional dialogue, this play triumphs in drawing people into the lives of these characters, and exploring the motives and psychology behind them...The show has such a strong cast o...
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