Eleemosynary has ratings and 14 reviews. Syrdarya said: This play focuses on three generations of women, all very intelligent, and unable to really c. 31 Mar Three generations of highly intelligent and freethinking women attempt to reconcile years of family dysfunction in this drama by Lee Blessing. 19 Dec Eleemosynary is composed mainly of monologues and short scenes that trace the lives of three generations of women. Blessing’s script.

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To ask other readers questions about Eleemosynaryplease sign up. Lindsay rated it it was ok Jan 10, Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I was to play Echo, the youngest generation. In this first scene we witness an event in the lives of these three women that serves as a beautiful metaphor for the themes of the entire play.

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Josie Green rated it liked it Oct 06, It reminds us of the importance of generosity and simple gifts. Jun 19, Syrdarya rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Resources Author Bios Book Club! There is if you think its Urban Education program should be graduating black teachers.

The word calls to mind the essential goodness, the charity at the heart of this commercialized holiday. The structure is something I’d like to see performed before I am convinced it works, because too often scrpt reads like difficult exposition handled in a simplistic way, but this is largely off-set by the unity of conflict inside the difficult relationships of intra-generational women.

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Oriana rated it it was amazing Jul 14, As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the precocious Echo’s single-minded domination of a national spelling contest. Samantha Haviland rated it really liked it Aug 25, Beautiful and wildly under-read. Plus, I learned the definition of, and how to spell, “eleemosynary”.

More by Adam Langer. Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The play is marred only by a didactic feel-good ending eledmosynary literally spells out the meaning of the piece. Gary Hall rated it really liked it Mar 02, But, in the end, after Dorothea’s death, both Artie and Echo come to accept elemeosynary mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together—despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation and estrangement.


Theatre Y’s adaptation gets distracted by lots of clunky video-projection gimmickry.

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I need to work on Artie before I am too old. Perhaps it’s because of the fond memories of high school and the girls I performed this with, but I really enjoyed it. By Sarah Becan Eleemosybary is thoroughly believable as Dorothea, capable of showing that character’s refusal to quit under the most daunting odds. Want to Read saving…. Blessing’s script weaves past and present, recalling key incidents and showing the development of each woman’s life in relation to the others.