The story of “A Christmas Carol” provides a loose framework and several characters for this exploration of parent-child relationships. Tired of the same old Christmas Carol? This may be exactly what you are looking for!
East-West tensions that brought about the Cold War, plus living under and after the walls came down, make for compelling theatre from a master playwright who has been produced in Russia, as well as here in the US.
A father and a mother confront the suicide of their adult gay son, whose male partner visits the gravesite at the same time, where they enact a mock funeral. The discussion follows the tack of seeing and hearing someone when they are still alive.
In this all woman play, five women waiting for their soldiers to return from WW2, play, laugh and weep together, bringing a strength and a bond that helps them endure what otherwise would be unendurable.