Chicago Reader Review for ‘Tell Me What You Remember’

Tell Me What You Remember

When: 11/12-11/22: Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM
Price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 students and seniors

Family life isn’t easy. Tell Me What You Remember, revived and remounted from last year, recounts the story, based on interviews with a real family, of an embattled clan’s struggle to cope with mental illness and dysfunction across four generations. Finely acted and evocatively staged by Erasing the Distance, this one-hour play asks some of the hard questions we encounter in the course of growing up and growing old: Why do we hurt each other? Do I have to go through this on my own? We see the Depression-era stoicism of Inez (Dana Black) as an impossible model for her daughter, Janet (Eileen Vorbach), when Janet becomes trapped in a violent, deceitful marriage with hard-working Bill (Don Bender). At a loss watching her own daughter, Kristin (Jennifer Mathews), slip toward self-destruction, Janet screams, “I need help!” That cry, brought on by regret, remorse, and the numbing effects of depression, echoes throughout this deeply moving work. —Max Maller

Tell Me What You Remember is playing now through November 22.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here!

Source: Chicago Reader