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