SEPTEMBER 16 – OCTOBER 25, 2015
by Steve Yockey
NPNN Rolling World Premiere
Years of success, meticulous planning, and an eye for detail have in no way prepared Vivienne Avery for her mother’s slide into the grip of dementia. Initially hiding behind insomnia-fueled baking and a polite smile, stories about her mother leave Vivienne’s inner turmoil quietly laid bare on stage. BLACKBERRY WINTER juxtaposes these stories, large theatrical gestures, and a childlike Alzheimer’s “creation myth” to recount one woman‘s witnessing of the inevitable.