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The Woman Who Was Me

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Confusing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great staging

About the show

Theaterlab and Convergences Theatre Collective present this solo piece in which the kiss of a stranger awakens the desire and creativity of a middle-aged woman, launching her on a journey of self-discovery. More…

It is an odyssey that takes this wife, mother, teacher, and writer into a life outside conventional marriage and motherhood, a life filled with risk, questioning, and confused boundaries. In wandering, how can she put down roots, find a voice, and craft a new story of herself and those with whom she shares a kinship? Act II consists of performer Liz Stanton being joined by a special guest on stage for a discussion with the audience about the many choices women make throughout life, consciously and unconsciously.

2h 0m | Already closed | Theaterlab (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (15)


Great acting, Confusing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great staging
Avg Score

Thought-provoking, Chick show, Intense, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy shows about women, in particular older women.This deals with various aspects of her life, from family and creativity to sexuality.

Don't see it if You're done with shows about the female experience and all that angst.

Confusing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You relish intellectual challenge, consider evolving roles and self-images of women and appreciate craftsmanship by solo actor/minimal set

Don't see it if you cannot tolerate sexual references, non-stereotypical conduct and words by mid-aged characters or need sets, casts, music and 75 min

Edgy, Indulgent, Raunchy

See it if You are not tired of hearing about women's sexual awakening.

Don't see it if Talk backs with everyone spouting the same platitudes bore you.

Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like one woman shows written by men and you want a chance do discuss the show with the audience, actor and invited guests for act II.

Don't see it if you don't like gifted writing and talented acting and you don't want to think about a woman's struggle beneath the surface. It is longish.

Great acting, Indulgent

See it if you relate to one-person shows about older women

Don't see it if you don't like solo performances

Excruciating, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if Like slow shows

Don't see it if You are looking for great solo shows with well developed characters.

Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Great acting

See it if you would enjoy a one woman show in crisis. Confusing at times but it explores her experiences real vs desired and her self image as a woman

Don't see it if you don't like one woman shows

Also I thought it was well acted.. brought up a variety of emotions as a wo... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you are a middle-aged woman who can understand the angst/issues raised by the strange storyline. Certain aspects of the character resonate.

Don't see it if You would have a hard time connecting with what a woman is faced with in our society. Simulated sex and descriptions of it.

Also My friend absolutely loved it.

Ambitious, Great staging, Refreshing, Slow, Great acting

See it if your interested in a non linear story in verse of a woman's journey through the dissolution of her marriage and her awakening desire

Don't see it if If your uncomfortable with a one person show that explores a mature woman story that's slowly evolves

Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You like to watch a middle-aged woman simulating her varied sexual experiences.

Don't see it if you are looking for an inspiring, interesting, thought-provoking show that stops when enough has been said.

Absorbing, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You are interested in being masterfully guided through a human experience, have ever questioned the finite nature of relationships.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows, are expecting a large scaled production value, or dislike stories told through movement.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like topics that have to do with choices in life.

Don't see it if You are not interested in deep and complicated topics.

Clever, Confusing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You want to kniw how it feels and what mid life crisis means. I love the actress. She was intense and love it.

Don't see it if You are a visual kind of person

During previews
Confusing, Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Intense

See it if You can't find anything else to do,

Don't see it if Good advice!

During previews
Confusing, Dizzying, Slow

See it if You are menopausal.

Don't see it if If you got better things to do.

Also The actress was ok, just dont think she commanded the stage as I hoped... Read more Read less

May 29th, 2017
“The unison of Liz Stanton’s riveting performance, Grandbois’ poetic writing and a superior presentation, all make the solo play a dreamy and haunting spectacle…Ms. Stanton commands the stage…Director Williams’ staging is a gorgeous blend of stark emotionalism, dynamically choreographed movement ...
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May 31st, 2017
"Topical and richly expressive, 'The Woman Who Was Me' explores gender, choice, and identity through one woman’s tale of self-actualization...Poignant in their simplicity, the show’s design elements underscore Lanie’s hazy search for self and highlight the dreamlike mental and physical realms she...
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May 29th, 2017
"Liz Stanton is perfectly cast. She wears the well-earned physical and emotional 'war scars' of a middle-aged woman, but she can also expertly express moments of girlish joy in an instant...Her performance, combined with Grandbois’ poetic dialogue, reminds us that youthful passion and ambition ca...
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June 13th, 2017
“The audience must decide if this is a story of fulfillment or unfulfilled longing or some mixture of the two. Kate Jaworski’s lighting helps show the dance between complete empowerment and loneliness which Elizabeth Stanton bravely undertakes…The play motivated a lot of people to speak up about ...
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