ACT is proud to present Eleemosynary, a quirky and magical play whose title means "charitable." It focuses on the delicate relationships between three remarkable women: Dorothea, an eccentric and independent grandmother; Artie, a scientist in search of a normal life; and Echo, the exceptional grandchild and spelling bee champion who thrives under Dorothea's imaginative care. The play moves gracefully through a dream-like collection of their hopes and memories as they try to build a life together after years of estrangement.
Written by the author of A Walk in the Woods (produced at ACT in 1989), Eleemosynary was called "A small gem... an elegantly simple and achingly complex comedy" by The Washington Times.
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