Lee Blessing’s poignant play concentrates on words and emotions as it probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie, who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie’s daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect—and sensitivity—whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. Can these three independent women come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together after so many years of alienation and estrangement?
“It is a wonderful job of playwriting.”
-The Minneapolis Star and Tribune
“…a funny, perceptive and eloquently written play…”
-The St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch
Eleemosynary was performed on the stage at Wilson Magnet High School in 2006 as Drama/Video Club’s second full production. It is with great excitement that we revive this show, which was such an important part of DVC history, at our new home at the MuCCC.
About the club:
Wilson Magnet’s Drama/Video Club, consisting entirely of Wilson high school students, is celebrating its 12th year of bringing thought-provoking, challenging productions to audiences.
In keeping with the club’s mission to perform meaningful, socially-conscious theatre and “nothing you’ve ever seen on a high school stage”, DVC has performed shows such as No Exit, Necessary Targets, and The Freedom of the City, and club-developed original projects such as Something to Believe In and Invented: A Dracula-Inspired Goth Rock Opera and JUNK: the Musical. DVC’s alumni offshoot, TLF, has performed The Shadow Box and STOP KISS.
Friday, March 2nd at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 3rd at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 4th at 2pm
The show is free, suggested donation is $5