Full Length Play
Time Period - 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s
Settings Of Play - A number of locations in and around Chicago. 1936 to 1999.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre
A heartwarming, bittersweet comedy about three generations of American women. Mary Goodman, a woman of the "greatest generation" is mourning the loss of her husband. Her daughter, Deborah, is encouraging her to end her period of mourning and move on with a new independence. In a series of scenes between Mary, Deborah, and Mary's mother, Bessie, Mary reflects back on her life as a daughter, wife and mother. A trio of actresses plays the three women over the course of sixty-five years. As Mary's life progresses from childhood to matrimony to motherhood, we see how each successive generation of women lives up to the expectations of the past and makes brave new choices about the future. At the end of the play, the three women stand as links in a chain made of faith, love, and understanding.
"Hilarious and deeply moving" - New York Daily News
"A bittersweet comedy about the blessings and compromises that three generations of women encounter in their pursuit of love, faith and marriage." - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Because Sherman has all the details right, they hit home hard, and they touch us with their gentle, tried and true sentiment." - Chicago Tribune
"Sherman's women are Jews, but their trial and trails are universal." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
From Door to Door received its premiere production at the Victory Gardens Theater under the direction of Dennis Zacek on November 12, 1999.