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To She Who Waits

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the show

American Renaissance Theater Company presents this new, intense drama, where a mother has only 12 visits to convince her hostile daughter to leave the church she loves for the mother who left her behind.  More…

Meg and Jack were childhood sweethearts who got married. When their daughter, Hannah, was born, Meg stayed home with her, and Jack worked. They were happy. Then their church hired a new pastor. Flash forward: Meg is fighting for custody of Hannah, now 16, who wants nothing to do with her, and they are about to see each other for the first time in two years. How did it get to this?

Member Reviews (7)


Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing
Avg Score

Fine acting, Minimal set, Relevant, Interesting conflict

See it if Mother struggles to regain custody as daughter and husband have been caught up in charismatic religious leader’s control.

Don't see it if You believe religious control over all aspects of a child’s life is preferable to secular and religious balance.

Slow, Intense, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You like intense drama and don't mind a somewhat anti-religion theme.

Don't see it if You don't like unnecessarily long productions

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like small productions with an outstanding cast of actors and a relevant story of the Church's influence on a family.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals, large productions, or comedy and you don't like to see plays about family relationships and devotion to Church teaching

Must see, Great writing, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like well written plays with engaging characters and a compelling story.

Don't see it if stories about religion don't appeal to you.

Profound, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if The story-line smartly presents the struggle between motherhood and brain-washing religion. Great twists!

Don't see it if It is a serious show - and if you are religious-addict - it is not for you! Long but consuming!

Resonant, Relevant, Funny, Great writing, Riveting

See it if You like absorbing drama, with often-flawed but highly appealing characters trying to make the best of their lives. Beautifully acted!

Don't see it if You only like light comedy or musicals.

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate an intelligent script that is timely with characters portrayed honestly.

Don't see it if You have issues with the topic of religious cults, have difficulty with a play that moves between the present and past.

May 27th, 2019
"The 2018 Jerry Kaufman Award winner "To She Who Waits" by Bob Clyman. The subtitle "God's Plan v. A Mother's Love; Winner Takes All" provides a clue to the plot…The three leading characters are written with nuance and depth not often seen in works addressing religious cults…My interest never lag...
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