If We Are Women

by 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.