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Inheritance (FringeNYC)

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Intense

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. More…

Categories: Solo Show, Drama, Local. Written by Jessica Wanamaker. Directed by Tomer Adorian.

After a sold out premier in the United Solo International Theater Festival last fall, Inheritance returns to New York with a deepened story and expanded direction as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival – Fringe NYC. Telling the true story of actress Jessica Wanamaker, this one-woman show explores the mysterious echoes that reverberate through the three generations of women that came before her. Traumas recur, questions persist, and the search for answers follow a journey from Ireland to the United states, over a 100-year period. What things can be changed, what things do we own, and what things must be inherited? 

Jessica Wanamaker holds an MFA in Acting from the New School University in New York, and her story touches on the major themes and issues affecting women today, both deeply personal and also universal. She is proud to have self-directed and self-produced this updated and expanded version of the show.

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, howe...
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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 bo...
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