Why Water Falls

solo performance · leigh curran, writer/performer/producer and mary pat gleason, director · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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ELIZABETH COLLINS certified reviewer · June 07, 2015
This show is amazing. Leigh tells a true and very personal story while combining it with fictional elements. Which added this incredible dimension to the emotions and themes of the story. AND a lot of humor. As a woman who is an artist of child-bearing age, the story struck home for me and I appreciate Leigh bringing this story to the stage. Saying that, I sat next to a young man in his 20s, who LOVED the show too! Leigh is a wonderful writer and fun to watch as she seamlessly slides into three different characters during this 90 min show that did not feel that long. ... full review

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SUSAN TIERNEY · June 14, 2015
A beautifully written show, rich in characters. The time flew by. A great story. Bravo, Leigh! And thank you so very much. I needed that.... full review

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KATE FUGLEI · June 16, 2015
This is a courageous, funny and moving piece beautifully acted by Leigh Curran and directed with integrity and an eye toward bringing the audience ever closer to the heart of the matter. In this case, the heart is an unflinching examination of the performer's past decisions and their consequences. It manages to be both about her in a very personal and specific way and also about all of us and challenges us all to think about the decisions we in our own lives and how they have made us who we are. It feels active, not just reflective, and a journey well worth any audience taking. Kate Fuglei... full review

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RUBY GONZALEZ certified reviewer · June 11, 2015
Wonderful play! I took my two children, ages 12 and 15, and was a little unsure if the material would keep them entertained for the 90 minute show. They were wide-eyed throughout the entire performance, as was I! Leigh has done a fabulous job with writing and acting in this very moving performance. It left me wanting to know more about her life. I didn’t want it to end and when it did, it was hard to hold back the tears. Just beautiful!... full review

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MARIANNE MUELLERLEILE certified reviewer · June 11, 2015
Leigh bravely takes you through her journey inward, with heart and humor. What an extraordinary evening of theatre! ... full review

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JEFF PERICH · June 11, 2015
This was a powerful performance that took me on an unexpected journey. There were moments of laugh out loud humor and uncomfortable moments of hurt and sadness. I was truly moved by Leigh's performance. Her initial introduction of the characters was perfect and she flowed between them effortlessly. I'd definitely recommend seeing this heartfelt and emotional work!... full review

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JOE SPANO certified reviewer · June 11, 2015
A startlingly funny, moving and very smart performance piece by the brilliant writer and treasure of the American Theater, Leigh Curran.... full review

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BO TOMATI certified reviewer · June 12, 2015
Want to explore the secrets of one human's look back at life? Want to explore your own secrets? Want to laugh about the big stuff and the small stuff? Want to feel emotions about your own life you didn't expect? A one person 3 character play that takes you for a crazy? ride down memory lane. You will not regret experiencing this expose of a heart revealed. ... full review

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CONNIE CALL certified reviewer · June 12, 2015
The depth, honesty and acting of Why Water Falls touched me deeply. Leigh's willingness to explore and so transparently share her life's journey on the way to healing is masterful and meaningful for those of us who recognize that the basic challenges and injuries of life can be shared in a way that brings us each closer to ourselves.... full review

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MEGAN DOLAN certified reviewer · June 13, 2015
I was excited to see Leigh's show because I've enjoyed talking to her at many of the Fringe events. She's poised and friendly and thoughtful. I was so moved by her very personal story. I felt like I was being let in on a secret. This is a story that needs to be told. There is a stigma for women of a certain age who don't have children or who have a certain ambivalence about having children and Leigh is opening up a dialogue about the complex emotions surrounding this issue. She approaches it with a wonderful balance of vulnerability and humor. I felt privileged to witness her journey. ... full review

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