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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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KEN SAXON certified reviewer June 14, 2015
Loved "Why Water Falls." What a bravura performance. Filled with humor, sadness, and so much emotion drawn from an authentic human life. Leigh Curran was fantastic!... full review
MARIA PASQUARELLI certified reviewer June 15, 2015
I will be totally honest, I went to see this show out of curiosity and to support the fact that a woman in her 70s was going to be on stage, telling her story. This is not something that, in our society, we get to see very often. I knew nothing about the actual story line, but I knew I wanted to see it and I was far from disappointed. Leigh did an incredible job of holding space on stage for 80 minutes with multiple characters, a beautiful story and unwavering honesty. I highly recommend this show!... full review
IAN RUSKIN certified reviewer June 15, 2015
If ever there was a show that reveals the value of creatives muses, this is it, and all writers should see this. Anyone should see this who values gentle, reflective writing and moments of powerful passion. What a combination.... full review
DIANE HOLMES certified reviewer June 17, 2015
Poignant, insightful and funny! Had me laughing, crying and left me wanting more!... full review
ELLEN BRAUN certified reviewer June 16, 2015
Leigh did an amazing job acting out parts of her life combining both facts and fiction. It is hard not to be touched by this amazing woman's struggles. Also, to be able to act out one's life if incredible in and of itself. This was a terrific show that brought me both laughter and tears. ... full review
MICHAEL LOPEZ certified reviewer June 16, 2015
This was such a brave and honest performance. Leigh unfolded her truly heartfelt confessional within a well crafted play, stepping nimbly between characters that at once inspired empathy and gave counterpoint to her obstinate main character. A thrill ran up my spine when I realized that I recognized Leigh from the depths of my childhood television watching. Profound and self deprecating, confused, furious and poignant, this story was so theatrically engaging. I wish there were many more like it.... full review
MADELINE LINDENHEIM certified reviewer June 20, 2015
Leigh Curran is an brilliant writer and actor. She approaches her story with an unexpected and unique point-of-view. Completely unsentimental, but very moving, she offers you the gift of sharing her story, and you are better for it. ... full review
VICTOR ROJAS certified reviewer June 20, 2015
So creative. So personal. So well performed. All those worlds with one stage and one women. I loved it. Five stars. Two thumbs up. ... full review
BARBARA LIPSCOMB certified reviewer June 20, 2015
Leigh Curran's Why Water Falls is incredible. Curran weaves various aspects of Self and Life into a moving and complete story and acts the entire thing out in the most satisfying way. I am so happy I saw this!... full review
EILEEN WEINER certified reviewer June 20, 2015
I came, I saw, she conquered. It's no small feat to hold an audience's attention for 90 minutes, but wonderful writing and brilliant acting can make that happen. This show was especially relevant to me because we are both baby boomers who decided not to have children and had to deal with the ramifications of that choice. I applaud her artistic bravery, particularly at this time in our nation's history when women's rights to reproductive choice are being severely challenged. I highly recommend this show. Let Leigh take you through the Looking Glass. You'll be delighted with what you find on the other side. ... full review