A CHARITY CASE


 Alysia Reiner, Jill Shackner & Alison Fraser

Alysia Reiner, Jill Shackner & Alison Fraser

 Jill Shackner & Alison Fraser

Jill Shackner & Alison Fraser

A CHARITY CASE

A play about our most sacred of relationships –the one we all have with our mother.

A CHARITY CASE examines the triangle of birth mother, adoptive mother and dislocated child. The journey is both blessed and cursed but the outcome is unforgettable. From WWII to the Sexual Revolution, morality was such that children born out of wedlock were adopted. Was this for the good of the child? Adoption is usually examined from the point of view of the relinquishing or adoptive mother. A CHARITY CASE takes us into the psyche of the child. Dislocation, loss and fear lead the three characters into unknown territory. The journey is mysterious, shocking, cruel and emotionally tender.

A CHARITY CASE was last directed by Wendy Beckett in 2011 at the Clurman Theatre, Off Broadway at Theatre Row in NYC.

CAST  3 women
SETTING  1960s • The Suburbs anywhere

Photos © 2011 Kevin Thomas Garcia
Poster art © 2011 Halcyon Pratt

Convincingly written and directed by Wendy Beckett, this compelling, dynamic play will leave you questioning the mother–daughter relationship…A CHARITY CASE will open discussions, raise questions, and create controversy…
— BROADWAY WORLD
Carefully and cagily drawn portraits of two seriously flawed women… a delicately calibrated argument
— THEATER MANIA
 Jill Shackner & Alysia Reiner

Jill Shackner & Alysia Reiner

 Alysia Reiner

Alysia Reiner

 Jill Shackner & Alison Fraser

Jill Shackner & Alison Fraser

A CHARITY CASE
2011 Theatre Row NYC