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delicacy of a puffin heart

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the show

This new drama traces the stories of two pairs of immigrant/first generation women living in the same San Francisco apartment, twenty years apart. Part of the second annual Corkscrew Festival of new work. More…

In a small San Francisco apartment in the 1990s, Meryl and Ana Sofia, a lesbian couple, attempt to conceive a child through in-vitro fertilization while managing Meryl's bipolar disorder. Two decades later, in the same apartment, their daughter Robyn and her roommate Hadley are forced to navigate their friendship through Robyn’s cancer treatment. As they struggle to take control of their lives, all four come to experience the unique weight and loss of female friendship. A wrenching, tender portrait of characters who are complicated the way real women are, 'delicacy of a puffin heart' considers what it means to love someone honestly even when they are incapable of telling the truth.


Member Reviews (12)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

69
Quirky, Slow, Relevant, Confusing, Great acting

See it if you want to see solid acting performances and story lines that are relevant to modern day but are somewhat confusing.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in plays about close female friendships.

60
Confusing, Great acting, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if U like to see complicated (if emotionally abusive) relationships fully realized on stage. Gr8 staging and wonderful actors.

Don't see it if You need straight forward storytelling or don't like stories about mental health.

Also The actors were really superb. Brought an effortless authenticity to e... Read more Read less


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