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A National Treasure

Eighty-six-year-old Elaine May, who last appeared on Broadway 52 years ago, is a tour de force as Gladys Green, the owner of a Greenwich Village art gallery who is succumbing to the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease. We watch her decline as her grandson Daniel Reed (Lucas Hodges) and her daughter Ellen Fine (Joan Allen) are the recipients of this scourge that takes away a brilliant lawyer and lover of the arts. As Gladys declines, forgets, and hallucinates a true-to-life picture is painted of dementia and aging. The family is both sympathetic and exasperated with the disease but never give up on Gladys even when she is at her worst. The production is not without its humorous parts, however, and interspersed with the decline are some genuinely hilarious moments. The play will make you laugh, cry, and think about responsibility, love, and aging. Seeing iconic Elaine May on stage may be reason enough.

Written on November, 18th 2018

Life, the big adventure!

It was a very timely topic, as my mom turns 90 this month. Some very funny lines from the cast. A delicate topic, but it shows us that we must endure with the help of others, of course!

Written on October, 10th 2018