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“A stirring and soulful, comic drama . . . classically so, à la Glass Menagerie. . . . Waverly is often deeply funny. It is both painful and hilarious.”Ben Brantley, The New York Times
The Waverly Gallery
978-0-8021-3756-2 • $14.00 • Paperback • Nov. 2000
Kenneth Lonergran is known for his trademark humor and genius for capturing the real heart and soul of human interactions. Ben Brantley raved in The New York Times that Lonergran has “one of the keenest ears of any working playwright.”
A powerfully poignant and often hilarious play, The Waverly Gallery is about the final years of a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother’s final battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Gladys is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson. More than a memory play, The Waverly Gallery captures the humor and strength of a family in the face of crisis.