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    The Memory of Water, directed by Nancy Curran Willis

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    May 31 - June 9, 2013


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    The Memory of Water, directed by Nancy Curran Willis


    The best comedy comes out of how we deal with life’s tragedies, and The Memory of Water takes on tragedy with a comic vengeance! Three sisters return home for their mother’s funeral, each haunted by her own demons and memories of the past. As the bereaved sisters indulge in witty bickering and dope-induced dress-up, their quarrels over the funeral arrangements, their well-worn family roles, their unsatisfactory men and...


    The best comedy comes out of how we deal with life’s tragedies, and The Memory of Water takes on tragedy with a comic vengeance! Three sisters return home for their mother’s funeral, each haunted by her own demons and memories of the past. As the bereaved sisters indulge in witty bickering and dope-induced dress-up, their quarrels over the funeral arrangements, their well-worn family roles, their unsatisfactory men and their mixed memories of a feminine working-class mother are as hilarious as they are painful. Playwright Shelagh Stephenson skillfully charts the joyous and distressing territory of family relationships with insight and compassion.
    Directed by award-winning director Nancy Curran Willis, with an award-winning cast at an award-winning community theatre. Don't miss this evening of dark comedy!


    AFD Theatre

    22 Academy St.
    Arlington, MA 02476

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    Admission Info:

    Tickets $20. 2-for-1 for Stagesource members opening weekend.


    General Day and Time Info:

    One 15 minute intermission. There is a talk-back with the cast following the Sunday June 2 perfromance


    Phone: 781 646 5922


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    • Event Name: The Memory of Water, directed by Nancy Curran Willis
      "Great acting!"
      Comment posted by: Kimberly from Metro West, Jun 05, 2013

      Outstanding performances by some of the areas finest. Deftly directed with attention to detail. A roller coaster of emotions. Well played!

    • Event Name: The Memory of Water, directed by Nancy Curran Willis
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Memory of Water - a smart, funny, and moving piece of theate"
      Review posted by: Jacey from Arlington, MA, Jun 05, 2013

      I was lucky enough to catch last Saturday's performance of Arlington Friends of Drama's production of Memory of Water. The show was incredibly funny (unexpectedly so at times) and incredibly... Expand

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