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Inheritance (FringeNYC)
East Village

Inheritance (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(12 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: The weaving of four generations of women: their choices, how one woman leads to another, and the links between them all. Told from the great-granddaughter's perspective as she searches for her connection to the past and the strength to move forward.

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Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant, Must see

See it if You value women's independence and intelligence and are curious about the relationships among the experiences and differences of generations

Don't see it if You do not care about women's independence and intelligence or become overwrought hearing disturbing and graphic personal stories

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if If you want to see a moving piece acted with intelligence, skill and empathy.

Don't see it if If you don't want to know the truth about gender-bias in this country.

Critic Reviews (2)

August 20th, 2016

"The recounting of their moving stories is incredibly relevant to conversations about gender that are happening today. These stories can and should be told...Ultimately, 'Inheritance' could use a little more time and fine-tuning to reach its full communicative potential...Putting that aside, however, Wanamaker tells her family’s stories movingly, and in so doing she opens our minds to questions about the present female predicament."
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August 29th, 2016

"Jessica Wanamaker, writer/director/actress of 'Inheritance,' gave a stunning portrayal of this woman...Throughout the piece as she became different people, Jessica stripped a layer of clothing off. This was such a bold and defining choice. There was no set, no visual metaphor, so she used her body as the physical metaphor...'Inheritance' was so simple, so naked and exposed that the audience felt like they knew this actress on stage."
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