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Wild Abandon - Submitted by Lisa Rothe

September 19 @ 8:00 pm - October 21 @ 3:00 pm

| $40
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Written and Performed by Leenya Rideout
Directed by Lisa Rothe

September 19 – October 21, 2018

Irish Rep is proud to present the world premiere of Leenya Rideout’s solo show, Wild Abandon, featuring original music by Leenya Rideout and the artwork of Lynn Rideout. Playwright Leenya Rideout is a Broadway actress (Cabaret, Company, War Horse) musician, and songwriter focused on folk, rock, and Celtic music. Wild Abandon explores a complicated mother-daughter relationship in a world where women are just beginning to have their voices heard through art.

Leenya, an actor and musician, is figuratively and literally stuck. One night, she finds herself performing alone in a Long Island pub, separated by a snowstorm from the rest of her Irish rock band. Dusting off her original songs, she revisits stories of love, humor, and heartache which all seem to invoke thoughts of her mother, Lynn.

Lynn is also an artist, but she prefers paints and canvas over a live audience. A reluctant stage mom, she is a church lady full of mixed messages. As Leenya performs, she reaches across a continent and a generation – connecting with her mother through art and memories. Together, the two women push beyond their pasts and discover how to live with Wild Abandon.

Both funny and poignant, this solo play with music examines the one primal relationship that is at once universal and infinitely, uniquely complex.

Details

Start:
September 19 @ 8:00 pm
End:
October 21 @ 3:00 pm
Cost:
$40
Event Category:
Website:
https://irishrep.org/show/2018-2019-season/wild-abandon/

Venue

Irish Repertory Theatre
132 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10011 United States
Phone:
212.727.2737
Website:
https://irishrep.org/show/2018-2019-season/wild-abandon/

Organizer

Lisa Rothe
Email:
lisa.m.rothe@gmail.com
Website:
www.lisarothe.com

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