In this world premiere, spurred on by recurring visits from her Jamaican Granny in the afterlife, Bertha seeks a new language for a narrative that only she can tell, uninhibited by the ghosts of literary convention. More…
For most of her adult life, Bertha has served as the Brennans’ housekeeper. While polishing the silverware and washing the windows, she dreams of honoring the promise she made to her grandmother long ago to write the next great American novel. But as she drafts her story, she can only see the imprints of the Brontë sisters, Dickens, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and most of all, the Brennans.
See it if If you want to see a show that needs major development. Not ready for prime time yet. Show takes to long to develop.
Don't see it if Lines missed, characters not good nor likeable. A story that focuses to much on characters we dislike.
See it if you want to see an unperfect rich family story and how unaware they are of each other.
Don't see it if you want a well-developed journey. 1st hour is repetitive and needs cutting. The resolution is unsatisfying and predictable.
See it if you'd like to see a new play about family dynamics and racial relationships in the US; you want to support the creation of new dramas.
Don't see it if U dislike sterotyping;want to see a polished performance--I saw it the first night & there were too many flubbed lines.