Lydia Blaisdell’s family tree states that her great-grandmother Cora died at age 33 from complications of influenza and childbirth. But the real story of Cora’s life includes decades spent in a public mental asylum. In a deeply personal one-woman show, the writer invites the audience to join her in a ritual re-telling of her great-grandmother’s life. She Buried the Pistol reckons with the histories we inherit and how to tell the story of someone erased from the records of polite society.
The Hearth Theater
produces plays that explore female characters who pulse with emotional, intellectual, and psychological complexity. They seek to challenge stereotypes, advance and complicate the conversation about feminism, and expand perceptions of what it means to be a woman. Their most recent production, Athena, by Gracie Gardner, was a NY Times Critic’s Pick, twice extended, revived for a second run and included in The New York Times’ “Most Unforgettable Theater Moments of 2018.” Production history also includes the world premiere of For Annie, by Beth Hyland, and a workshop production of Leila Teitelman’s Baby Cakes. They are currently developing commissions by Emma Goidel and Lily Akerman, and have developed plays by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Nissy Aya, Lizzie Stern, Sophie Weisskoff and Seonjae Kim.
Recommended for ages 13+.
General admission seating.