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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)


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

Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a quirky show that’s topical without being preachy-gives you a fresh perspective yet allows you to relate to all characters.

Don't see it if You can’t follow a plot that bounces around a bit, sometimes overlapping more than one plot line in the same scene. I found it interesting.

Ambitious, Innovative, Complex, Disturbing, Sure-footed

See it if you are interested in innovative scripts from young writers, or in plays that do not blink when they engage difficult subjects.

Don't see it if you are not willing to pay close attention to a play that honestly engages difficult subjects & prickly characters.

Also In “DELICACY OF A PUFFIN HEART” playwright Stefani Kuo has created a s... Read more Read less

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

See it if You want to see a play about two pairs of women twenty years apart and the "issues" they are dealing with.

Don't see it if You don't want to follow the lives of two pairs of women living in San Francisco twenty years apart.

Also This play was very interesting and I enjoyed it. I don't want to give ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Confusing

See it if Women in various relationships with each other under stress and breaking. Lots of details left open though. Support Asian American artists.

Don't see it if Mental health episode/cancer's triggering. Talking about sex or seeing lesbian couple disturb you.If you wanted to know what the title meant

Also Ticket from website for $26.

Great acting, Great writing, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You want good acting and a confusing story line. It is original so its worth seeing.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play about female friendships.

Smart, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you like plays with all female casts, about complex female relationships, like up and coming young playwrights

Don't see it if you don't like plays about female friendship and lesbian relationships, you will be confused at points by the multiple complex plot lines

Ambitious, Absorbing, Powerful, Timely, Entertaining

See it if You like exploring relationships and the impact they have on people we touch Can accept that people who look typical can have mental illness

Don't see it if You have difficulty accepting relationships outside of the normal concept of marriage or If you don’t approve of sperm donor Babies

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You love a clever use of space, discovering great actors, and an entertaining, surprising storyline.

Don't see it if You don't like stories of friendship and its challenges.

Also This show is so well done! The actors are just great... each is unique... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Profound, Refreshing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy a diverse cast and complex plot. Captured and maintained my attention. Many different concepts fused into one bold production.

Don't see it if you're looking for a cheap laugh and don't want to invest the effort to absorb the complexity. Or if you are looking for a bland play

Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You would like an insightful presentation of the intersection of friendship, love, and mental illness.

Don't see it if You need clear explanations of all the twists and turns in a complex plot.

“delicacy of a puffin heart” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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