Mother Lode

Mother Lode NYC Reviews and Tickets

(25 Reviews)
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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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1015 Reviews | 420 Followers
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.

982 Reviews | 343 Followers
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.

716 Reviews | 219 Followers
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.

656 Reviews | 129 Followers
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.

672 Reviews | 157 Followers
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

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
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 | 92 Followers
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

268 Reviews | 41 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like good acting showing the problems of a caretaker with a mother who has dementia.

Don't see it if You want to see a light comedy or musical.

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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