Mother Lode
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Mother Lode NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Resonant, Entertaining, Funny

About the Show

A solo drama about the end-of-life decisions that must be made by dutiful daughters.

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Member Reviews (25)

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962 Reviews | 338 Followers
65
Well acted, Engaging, Unenlightening, Slow

See it if you're interested in a true story about caring for an elderly demented parent. Not much that's eye-opening, but Linda is a strong actress.

Don't see it if you demand sophistication. ML is told simply, swinging between the mother/daughter stories. Linda is engaging, but the material never soars.

897 Reviews | 374 Followers
81
Absorbing, Relevant, Profound, Touching, Thought-provoking

See it if You’ve ever wondered about what to do with your aging parents. For one person shows she does a pretty good job performing multiple roles.

Don't see it if You don’t like one actor portraying more than one character. Takes a little while to get the hang of who’s who but it’s well worth the wait.

691 Reviews | 212 Followers
80
Absorbing, Resonant, Touching, Realistic, Funny

See it if Solo actress plays both strong-willed mother and caring daughter. Mom has dementia. Whole family story unfolds. Excellent performance.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in someone else’s true mother-daughter relationship. You’ve had enough of dementia caretaking struggles. No surprises.

668 Reviews | 156 Followers
88
Resonant, Great singing, Great acting, Wise, Poignant

See it if you are interested in elder care, or in how we care for the caregivers (or fail to).

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows, or want to see a show that transcends the domestic. Read more

565 Reviews | 117 Followers
84
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if About aging and relationship between mother and daughter. Parts make you laugh and some hit home with warm thoughts

Don't see it if If the subject of dementia bothers you.

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
88
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Funny

See it if You want to see a well written + performed one woman play. You want to see a play about how a woman deals with her mothers declining health

Don't see it if You are not interested in one woman shows. You don't like simple yet effective staging. You don't want to feel. You don't want to laugh. Read more

289 Reviews | 91 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You want to see an absolutely brilliant solo show that is so in the moment and touches you right in the heart. It's a masterful performance.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy solo shows or if you like shows with full sets. Also don't see it if you don't like shows about aging and dementia

263 Reviews | 52 Followers
84
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in a solo show with a great actor who can also sing and dance, and you like mother-daughter stories.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in family drama or one-person shows. This one covers most of a life, in very entertaining fashion.

Critic Reviews (3)

Pittsburgh City Paper
August 10th, 2016
For a previous production

"A multi-layered title that suggests a rich vein of material, various loads (of guilt, grief, gumption, etc.) and so much more...Haston smoothly morphs into the many ladies of 'Lode'...I can certainly recognize and empathize with so many aspects of their relationship. Most mothers and daughters probably will...'Mother Lode' mines the complexities and joys of the mother-daughter relationship, with many a laugh, a few tears, and certainly a sigh of remembrance."
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Burgh Vivant
January 30th, 2016
For a previous production

"The show is not just a showcase of Haston’s talent, but a deeply emotional story of two women discovering each other and themselves along the way. Haston sings, dances, and wails with intensity. It’s a powerful night of theater. It’s also surprisingly funny...Haston transforms from mother to daughter seamlessly...It’s a talented group of people who put together the show, but the evening belongs to two women, Linda and Ruth, and the single actor who portrays them. Haston hits gold."
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Pittsburgh in the Round
January 31st, 2016
For a previous production

"The play is a powerful and captivating delivery of agitation, anger and tension but also regrets, sentimentality, and love...Haston takes us back and forth between the role of mother and daughter simply by putting on or removing a hat and coat...Each character sings deeply emotive and guttural hymns when feeling troubled, scared, or need uplifted...Haston moves fluidly between characters, adopting different mannerisms and styles of speech...Blurs the line between life and art."
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