Mother Lode
Chelsea
82

Mother Lode NYC Reviews and Tickets

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

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.

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.

Critic Reviews (3)

August 10th, 2016

"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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January 30th, 2016

"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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January 31st, 2016

"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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