Created in response to "The Glass Menagerie," this play explores an other-worldly purgatory and forces each character to consider the question, "what happens when we decide to let go of the memories that trap us?" More…
Meet Truly, a charismatic shopkeeper with a mysterious past and an appetite for variety. Truly is in a precarious situation at work; she will be given a large sum of money to run a shop, provided that she does not leave the premises for a full calendar year and asks no questions about the jars she buys and sells. Edgar, a lost delivery man, stumbles his way into Truly's shop by accident, and the two form an unlikely friendship.
See it if you like fresh, new & interesting writing & skilled acting in a very intimate (small/up-close) setting. Provocative ideas.
Don't see it if you need big production values & distance from the performers. Really small house (34 seats) split stage left & right.
See it if you like small intimate theater that is very well acted. The music is haunting but the shadow dancing was not understood by me
Don't see it if you like fast paced musicals, and are not willing to listen to a slow, but well told story about not being boxed in by one's memories
See it if You like intimate theater experiences that are female driven and presented as vignettes separated by interpretive multimedia elements
Don't see it if You Ike short plays with a straightforward plot and clear sight lines to the stage.
See it if want to support a female heavy theatre company, or like plays that live in the world of theatrical realism, not naturalism.
Don't see it if Like fully polished shows. This one still needs some editing, though it's in very good shape.
See it if you are interested in seeing a play about an odd romance in a mysterious background with references to Tennessee Williams.
Don't see it if want to see a realistic play with a straightforward theme that is not confusing.
See it if Memories idea is interesting. Hang in there for the twist after intermission. See if if you don't mind very slow and an unlikable character.
Don't see it if Very slow and confusing... can be frustrating. Hang on for the twist. Unlikable character there is a reason. Hang in there. I almost walked.
See it if You want to see an interesting subject play, with an unusual proposal to stay indoors for a year and get large sum.
Don't see it if You are not a fan for long and very slow moving play.
See it if You want to support a female run theater company that produces only plays written by women & creative team is 85% female or TGNC.
Don't see it if Although an interesting & creative story about memories, I did not see the connection w/Glass Menagerie & found the plot hard to follow.
See it if u want to support a woman-centric company; like absurdist-lite theatre; want to see a play with some interesting themes & characters.
Don't see it if u dislike spending a lot of time in the dark for scene changes, absurdism-lite ; inconsistent writing & acting, extraneous shadow dancing.
See it if you are interested in nice use of stage props, stronger focus on acting and dialogue, and a surprise twist in the ending. Intimate setting.
Don't see it if you are looking for a musical/are not into something original
See it if You are a fan of The Glass Menagerie and want to see a show take those tropes and warp them in unexpected ways
Don't see it if You don't like leaving a theatre with more questions than answers - while original, the world of this play is a work in progress.
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