Breadcrumbs

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A reclusive fiction writer diagnosed with dementia must depend upon a troubled young caretaker to complete her autobiography. In a symbiotic battle of wills, they delve into the dark woods of the past, unearthing a tragedy that shatters their notions of language, loneliness and essential self.

Theatre 150. Anne Gee Byrd and Brook Masters. Photo by Jeremy Pivnick.
Theatre 150. Anne Gee Byrd and Brook Masters. Photo by Jeremy Pivnick.
CATF. Helen-Jean Arthur and Eva Kaminsky. Photo by Judy Olsen.
CATF. Helen-Jean Arthur. Photo by Judy Olsen.
Cast Requirements

2F

Honors

Highlight of 2011 in LA Theater, LA Stage Times

Publisher

Samuel French

Press

"Haley’s particular strategy in taking us with Alida is to intersperse encounters between Alida and Beth – who has decided to assist Alida in writing her memoirs – with scenes between Alida as a child and her mother . . . It is an act of creative boldness, to be done only by a playwright in absolute command of her gifts, using artists in absolute command of their own." —DC Theatre Scene

Press

Production and Development History

Productions

July 2011
Theater 150
dir Jessica Kubzansky

July 2010
Contemporary American Theater Festival
dir Laura Kepley

October 2010
Manbites Dog Theater
dir Jeff Storer

Workshops

July 2008
PlayPenn
dir Katie Pearl