Our Practical Heaven: Six Women, Three Generations, One Family
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The last date listed for Our Practical Heaven was Saturday March 2, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Using Henrik Ibsen's play Little Eyolf as inspiration, Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson has crafted… More
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Featured review from Janis C.
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What a delight! The story was rich; the effects (texting messages up on the screen) were easy for all to see and allowed the audience to read what the girls were thinking and "privately" writing to each other. There was comedy, drama, tragedy, joy, laughter, generational differences and time lapes that worked well. Very rich. Don't miss this.
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sweet original play by local playwrite Anthony Clarvoe. He really understands women's relationships, mother-daughter, sibs, girlfriends. The messages and meanings are subtle - it isn't a show that hits hard, but more of a gentle portrayal of...continued
Six women, three generations, one family. Over multiple holidays, a family gathers in a home none of them expects to long survive the rising sea. They do chores, text each other, and dance. They watch the birds and watch each other, while struggling for loyalty, legacy, and turf. By the end, everything has shifted and a new generation is in charge, but of what? Our Practical Heaven, the third Aurora mainstage production to develop from our annual Global Age Project, addresses the changing tides of communication, gender roles, and society in a place where even the notions of home and family remain fluid.