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?
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.
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
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.