If We Are Womenby Joanna McClelland Glass, directed by Kristen van Ginhoven
May 15, 16, 17, 2009 (Fri.-Sun.)Two grandmothers, a daughter, and a granddaughter gather on the deck of a beach house in Connecticut. One grandmother has flown, for the first time, from the Canadian prairie. She is an illiterate woman whose parents were homesteading pioneers. ("If only I had gotten my eighth grade diploma.") Her daughter is a novelist whose lover died recently. ("If only I had a college degree.") The second grandmother has driven up from Pennsylvania. She is an agnostic Jewish intellectual with a Master’s degree. ("If only I’d gone to Oxford.") The granddaughter is 18 and is slated to go to Yale, but announces a change of plans. The three older women discuss their pasts and presents poetically, poignantly and humorously as they attempt to pass down the wisdom of their years.
- Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave, Albany, NY.
- Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM
- Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM.