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A powerful, poignant and often hilarious play, The Waverly Gallery follows the final years of a grandmother's battle against Alzheimer's disease. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson. Inspired by Lonergan's own grandmother, it's an ode to an extraordinary woman, and to the humA powerful, poignant and often hilarious play, The Waverly Gallery follows the final years of a grandmother's battle against Alzheimer's disease. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson. Inspired by Lonergan's own grandmother, it's an ode to an extraordinary woman, and to the humor and strength of a family in crisis. Kenneth Lonergan once again shows himself to have one of the keenest ears of any working playwright. Also the screenwirter of the deeply funny Analyze This, he's known for his incisive humor and brilliant knack for capturing the heart and soul of human interaction....

Title : The Waverly Gallery
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ISBN : 9780739413180
Format Type : Other Book
Number of Pages : 470 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Waverly Gallery Reviews

  • Lauren
    2018-11-20 19:31

    The Waverly Galley lost the 2001 Pulitzer to Proof, which is one of my favorite plays of the past twenty years or so. And yet, although I preferred Proof to The Waverly Galley, I wouldn’t have been surprised if the Pulitzer Committee had selected The Waverly Galley for the prize. It’s a heartbreaking play that, similar to Albee’s Three Tall Women (which did win the 1994 Pulitzer), tackles aging with a compassionate hand while staring the realities of end of life straight down. Recommended.

  • David Jay
    2018-11-28 19:46

    Lovely and heartbreaking. Gladys is an 80 something gallery owner, lawyer, community activist, attempting to remain independent as she loses her memory, and, as the play progresses, her ability to be coherent.