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Eleemosynary

Members say: Great acting, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking
85
Critics
80
1 review
Members
86
24 reviews
 

Wind River Productions revives Lee Blessing's play about three generations of women navigating the impact of their choices on one another.

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'Eleemosynary' examines the delicate relationships among three singular women: grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie, who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie's daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect and sensitivity who's abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea.

 

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Reviews (25)

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80
Avg Score

80
Let's Go to the Theater

"An intense look at the relationships between three generations of women. It features a well-developed story line and superb acting. All of this allows the audience to experience the journey that the three women are on as well as speaking directly to the emotions we all carry with us from our own life experiences...For people who want to see a good drama about family conflicts, this is a good choice to go to see." Full Review

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86
Avg Score

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Touching

See it if you're interested in women and their relationships with their mothers and daughters and if you love to learn new words. Strong female leads.

Don't see it if you require a linear plot, you don't like dialogue driven shows about family, or you require an elaborate set or a large space.

82
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you have ever tried to balance familial relationships with personal desires. Three generations of women demand, wheedle & plead for love.

Don't see it if subtlety is not your thing. Each scene reveals something more about the relationships but events move backward and forward in time.

100
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You enjoy plays with a small cast and an emotional, family based story line. Great acting, great story.easy to follow, not totally linear

Don't see it if You prefer larger productions, totally linear plots, or musicals.

85
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like an excellent portrayal of three generations of woman and their impact on each other. Well written and acted. Non-linear.

Don't see it if you don't like mother/daughter dynamics, non-linear plays in small theaters

86
Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy well written plays with a great cast & director. Really enjoyed it.

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you like-family dramas-non linear storytelling-intelligent dialogue-wordsmiths-explorations of mother/daughter dynamics

Don't see it if you don't like-somber plays that chronicle the fraying ties between a family-non linear storytelling

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Touching, Tightly directed

See it if Plays about the dynamics of mothers and daughters, or simply families in general, is of interest. I'm still thinking about it.

Don't see it if This is clearly a play for women more than men. If that's not your world, maybe take a pass.

75
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Inauthentic, Exaggerated

See it if You are interested in mother-daughter relationships, albeit ones that are not easy to relate to

Don't see it if You like light-hearted plays with elaborate staging or musicals

80
Clever, Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in a non-linear play with minimal staging and a small cast

Don't see it if You want a complex production

87
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great writing

See it if You like non linear stories with an all female cast.

Don't see it if You can't follow a non linear plot, and have no imagination as this is done in a small black box theater with minimal set.

79
Enchanting, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like plays about relationships, especially families, especially mothers and daughters.

Don't see it if If you want lots of characters, action, or music.

80
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Relatable

See it if you can appreciate complicated family relationships and their affects on the next generation and if you enjoy the exploration of words.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a non-linear structure, if you don't like watching plays about family relationships, or if you prefer large, complex sets.

80
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you enjoy stories about complex family relationships dealing with heartbreak, anger, denial and unconditional love. Amazing performances.

Don't see it if you're looking for a big over the top production. This is a drama not a comedy or musical.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Great writing

See it if Like intelligent thought provoking dramas

Don't see it if You are simply looking to be entertained.

87
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you like well acted plays about relationships and how we unintentionally hurt those we love

Don't see it if you prefer big productions.

90
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like shows about mother daughter relationships--shows about women rebelling from traditional roles

Don't see it if You have a problem with pro-life views as well as prochoice views being expressed

Also I do not believe that any reviewers here discussed the elephant in the... Read more Read less

70
Absorbing, Clever, Intense

See it if you enjoy small intimate theater productions and plays about difficult family relationships

Don't see it if you dislike dramas

86
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like thought-provoking drama

Don't see it if you don't like exploring concepts or if you need to have a scenic stage

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Profound

See it if You appreciate great acting! These 3 ladies did a fabulous job in each of their roles. I loved all of the emotions it brought to the surface

Don't see it if I thought it was fabulous!

100
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Profound, Riveting

See it if you want to immerse yourself in truly masterful narrative and thought-provoking subject matter about the interwoven lives of 3 complex women

Don't see it if you want mainstream entertainment. An off-broadway treasure, the actors are true artists channelling the energy of the women they portray.

Also This production was a refreshing and humbling reminder that not all en... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love a good story. The actresses have you engaged the entire time.

Don't see it if You're expecting a musical and don't appreciate good acting.

97
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like seeing how the relationships of three generations of women unfold and unravel and you enjoy women with an extensive vocabulary!

Don't see it if You don't like small scale intimate plays.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you prefer phenomenal acting over stage settings

Don't see it if you're immature and sensitive to very complicated mother-daughter issues

Also The three actresses blew me away with their professionalism and dedica... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You enjoy words, and thoughtful, moving explorations of family relationships.

Don't see it if You're only interested in light musical fare.