Already closed | 1h 30m | Soho/Tribeca

The Worth of Water

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Resonant, Quirky, Delightful

About the show

In this new play commission from Clutch Productions, writer Tira Palmquist challenges us to ask - even in the most magical of waters, can you ever truly wash away the past? More…

From the show:

Clutch Productions is thrilled to present our newest commission, which brings female-driven narratives from page to stage in 12 months - THE WORTH OF WATER by Tira Palmquist, directed by Melisa Annis. Elle is a struggling singer-songwriter in California. Rebecca is an unhappy homemaker in Wisconsin. And Ethel is bringing her daughters together for her 70th birthday to be momentary mermaids in the springs of Weeki Wachee. But as the fantasy dissipates, will they be able to swim back to shore?

1h 30m | Already closed | HERE Arts Center (Soho/Tribeca)

Member Reviews (7)


Funny, Entertaining, Resonant, Quirky, Delightful
Avg Score

Not fully realized, Ambitious, Funny, Interesting perspective, Resonant

See it if for the fabulous, sexy mermaid dance, for the puppets, for the glorious & very unusual depiction of a mature woman with adult daughters

Don't see it if a somewhat vague plot point will spoil your appreciation for a well written play with excellent performers and interesting staging.

Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you like explorations of mother/daughter and/or sister/family relationships.

Don't see it if you're looking for new analysis of the above relationships. Not alot of new territory covered here

Quirky, Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you want a moving character-based trip to Florida, gorgeous set, well acted funny dramedy about families and loss! With so many women!!!

Don't see it if female stories/magic ain't your thing, you want straight narratives not quirk, you don't like ritual healing in plays, you don't like 2 cry.

Resonant, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like watching compelling characters play around in a fun world.

Don't see it if You dislike mermaids.

During previews
Enjoyable, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if An enjoyable off-off Broadway production. Women Power in the house! Every good script, direction and set.

Don't see it if If for some reason you don’t want women to win.

During previews
Funny, Insipid, Banal

See it if you want to see well-intentioned, yet undertrained, actors, coping with a poorly written play.

Don't see it if you want to see something relevant, and well-staged.

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a fun show with heart and maybe a few mermaids

Don't see it if you don’t like fresh, fun, downtown/off off theater

October 17th, 2019
"Rocky execution aside, the play is not without imagination, charm and just a little bit of whimsy...and the play's wonderfully emotional climax as Elle, Rebecca and Ethel cast off the shackles of their lives into the winds of an oncoming storm is absolutely jubilant and makes the entire evening ...
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