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.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."