Solo artist Dael Orlandersmith's uplifting semi-autobiographical exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose. More…
'Forever' is a solo performance that draws from Orlandersmith's own pilgrimage to the famed Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris - the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. Orlandersmith finds unexpected grace in a gripping tale of the legacy a daughter inherits from her mother.
See it if A tour de force. Deeply affecting. I was with her every second. What an amazing performance! What a life!
Don't see it if Some of the events of her life were very graphic and deeply disturbing.
See it if you like one-person shows; what you really want from the theater is intimacy; if you want to hear a real story of hardship and triumph.
Don't see it if you want more than one woman on a stage as your idea of a show.
See it if you want to hear a very personal story from a master theatrical storyteller.
Don't see it if you're expecting perfection. The performance is a little stilted, the stories don't add up to enough.
See it if you like autobiographical solo shows about really tough subject matter, done in a compelling way by someone with real stage presence
Don't see it if you want an easy evening of laughs, or are uncomfortable with someone who really hates her mother, for very good reasons.