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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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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
SARA FARGO certified reviewer June 10, 2015
OUTSTANDING writing, acting, and directing!!! A MUST SEE! Thank you so much for this beautiful work! Poignant, Funny, moving, meaning-full! Want to see it again before it closes!... full review
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
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
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
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
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
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
JESSICA GERHARDT certified reviewer June 13, 2015
tagged as: vulnerability · Authentic · Raw · Truth · Love
Wow, Leigh really blew me away. I've known her pretty much my entire conscious life and really didn't know the depths of what has shaped her, the person she has become, and the passion she's pursued in life. Why Water Falls was raw, vulnerable, authentic, and moving. Brene Brown would have given this piece 5 stars for real whole-heartedness and true vulnerability. Through sharing her brokenness and woundedness, it actually helped to strengthen and create connection rather that set her apart. It ignited a spirit of solidarity and freedom in truth and love and humility. Such a wonderful experience. Profoundly encouraging. ... full review
JANE GALLOWAY certified reviewer June 14, 2015
We were a few minutes late, so I missed the explicit set-up, but I understood that the writer , played by Leigh Curran, had been assigned the creation of a "personal piece"...something about Integration, in the Jungian and not the Selma sense. The occasion that was calling forth the writing of this piece was, I believe, the author's /character's imminent retirement from the Virginia Avenue Project, which she founded and led for twenty-two years. Ms Curran explores the journey...the "lost babies" we all mourn as we make choices in a life. this particular walk though, is set in a time, in the early and mid 1970's, when so many American women were trying to understand how to have a life that did not mirror their own mother's frustrated caree... full review