"People don't get married without telling their mother."
"People don't have mothers like you."
The distance between recovering alcoholic Leda and her Born-Again daughter is filled with silence, anger and humor. Upon the advice of a therapist dealing with her own host of troubles, Leda tries to bridge that distance and prepare her daughter for the calamity just ahead.
Communion explores the dark places of relations and what is needed to repair a familial bond under the pressures of religion, recovery and a ticking clock. It asks whether or not some bonds are too damaged to mend.
As part of Urban Stages’ mission to use theater as a means for conversation and education, a series of after-the-show talkbacks with psychiatrists, therapists and grief counselors have been scheduled. CLICK HERE for a full list of guests.
Erica Bradshaw* | Stephanie Cozart* | Jackie Hansen*Pictured in order above
Mon, Wed & Thurs: 7pm
Previews: September 30 - October 5
Daniel MacIvor (Playwright/Director): In New York: writer of Marion Bridge: Urban Stages; writer/director of A Beautiful View: The Public Theatre Under the Radar Festival; writer/performer of Monster, Here Lies Henry, and writer/performer/director of In On It: PS 122; writer of Never Swim Alone (Overall Best of Fringe), and His Greatness: New York Fringe Festival; writer of The Soldier Dreams: Theatre East. He is the recipient of an OBIE Award and a GLADD Award. Daniel has often performed at the Wexner Center at OSU and at the Spoletto Festival in South Carolina. He is currently touring his solo show Who Killed Spalding Gray? with his company reWork Productions.
Annie Pluimer, Postcard, Poster & Main Image Graphic Designer