Mother-Daughter Relationships Take Center Stage in Funny, Touching New Play Dear Mom
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The last date listed for Dear Mom was Wednesday June 4, 2014 / 7:00pm (Closing Night).
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The theatre was not ada approved in my opinion because there was not a handrail on the wall along the steep downward plank of an aisle to get to your row. Upon getting to your row, there is no warning about watching your step down as you go to your seat....saw a lot of people taking a forward dive as the rows were not lit or had reflective light colored tape to warn you except for about 4 rows in the back..so if you are towards the front...be very careful and watch your step. I mentioned this to ladies who were initially nice and friendly at the front who gave us our tickets. We were asked for our feedback and got a rude and defensive attitude in the responses. In fact one girl with red hair and glasses went a step further mentioning that they couldn't give any benedryl to a patron who was getting hives from a item sold at their concession stand...saying it was a liability and told the woman to go up the alley to the Hyatt gift shop to purchase it there. Yet she says they are all trained in CPR and aed certified but it would be liabilty to help someone who obviously was having an allergic reaction to something they sold to that poor woman. This red head proceeded rambling about how at the kids camp she works at that they are not permitted to administer an epipen even if the child was not clearly breathing....I asked her where it was so I wouldn't send my kids there. I only offered my opinion as I was asked and got more than an earful of ignorant defensive negative and uncaring chatter. Crazy!!! Some other lady was saying at least we gave an elevator and better bathrooms compared to society hill playhouse...that is true but I know shop would go out if their way for an emergency or a fall...not just ignore it. Oh the red head also said she wouldn't give ice if someone got hurt as it would admit guilt...is this chick going to law school or something...OK enough of the scary on medical or emergency assistance that you will not receive other than a call to 911 and the unsafe walking conditions to your seat...especially if you are a senior citizen or gave had arthritis in your hips or knees...my mother could tell you that.
The play had a good concept and in was more deep an you felt more sorry for these daughters than laughter... few chuckles and couldn't believe the one actress came in one of her many personalities like Cybil in her black panties and put her leg up on the table...at least she waxed!!! Every time you turned around she was some other daughter with different accents and wardrobe...which was impressive but I think it would have been better having more than only 3 actresses...2 of which was a pissed of daughter at her dying mother lying down in a hospital bed for most of the show...because of course she was dying. I did think it was funny how the dying mother wore the hospital gown the whole time and changed outfit by putting something on top like a jacket or dress and when it was time to get back in the bed at the end of the scene, she was put her back to the audience and strip down to the hospital gown shove the clothes in her bed as she played back down and properly covered herself up with the sheet.
Hey i paid $16 service fees for comp tickets and $12 for parking...not too bad for an evening out with mom...wouldn't recommend seeing it or going back to the Penn's landing playhouse..probably not...its a downer sad play and I don't feel comfortable with all the non safe issues and how it was addressed.... if changes are made I would go back to the playhouse...but not until it is up to ada standards which it is not.
About the Ticket Supplier: Penn's Landing Playhouse
Welcome to the New Penn’s Landing Playhouse, in The Independence Seaport Museum on the Waterfront in Philadelphia.
Lifelong Philadelphia resident and co-producing partners Philip Roger Roy (former owner of Grendel’s Lair Cabaret Theater and the New Market Cabaret Theater in Philadelphia) and Dana Matthow (former owner of New York’s Soho Playhouse) are delighted to help to fulfill the promise of a great city’s waterfront, with a new addition to our performing arts community.
Over the next few years we plan to bring many off-Broadway and intimate Broadway shows to the theater, as well as exciting original works. We are thrilled to be creating new cultural opportunities in Philadelphia at this wonderful, beautiful venue with its convenient parking and access to great local resources.