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Mother Lode

From 25 member  reviews
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. More…

While it’s true that mothers and daughters often have contentious relationships, there is no denying the deep bond that exists between them. 'Mother Lode' explores this bond and the process of discord, conciliation, warfare, and eventual acceptance, that can challenge, but ultimately strengthen it.

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Member Reviews (25)


Great acting, Absorbing, Resonant, Entertaining, Funny

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.

Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Great acting

See it if Dramas about demented, controlling parents mean a lot to you.

Don't see it if You want to see something new and different about dealing with dementia in the elderly.

Banal, Disappointing, Good acting, Indulgent, Uninspiring

See it if you'd like to see a one-woman memoir piece, well-performed, that's a little over an hour long. Linda Haston does a good job w/ the material

Don't see it if you are hoping for great writing or an epiphany/interesting plot twist of any kind. Not the most harrowing Monster Mom tale you'll ever hear

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 p...
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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 dau...
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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 h...
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