A Painting of Dementia: Aging with Eloquence and Empathy
Once a vibrant lawyer, Greenwich Village activist and family matriarch Gladys Green has run a charming boutique art gallery on Waverly Place for decades. But management wants to replace her less-than-thriving gallery with a coffee shop, at the same time that feisty Gladys’s world is shrinking through loss of memory and hearing. Finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Kenneth Lonergan’s (Manchester By The Sea) powerful story, called “wrenchingly beautiful” by The Wall Street Journal, sheds a lasting and humorous light on how Gladys's family struggles to cope with her fading faculties while quietly challenging us to examine how we look after each other.
NOTE: Viewers are reminded that as a Black Curtain production, there will minimal staging, no set or props, and actors may reference their scripts in both the live and film versions.
“It is a challenge to convey in words the power, importance and relevance of this production...it should not be missed”—Broadway World
“A stirring and soulful, comic drama . . . classically so, a la Glass Menagerie. . . . Waverly is often deeply funny. It is both painful and hilarious.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Wrenchingly beautiful” – The Wall Street Journal
“This is piercing theatre that engages on every level. You will laugh. You may cry. You will be moved." —TriCorner News