“There’s resonance in the history of this house, this room. And if I choose to sit another moment and wallow in the verdant ooze of my own past at this particular waterhole that’s now being forsaken, then that’s what I am going to do.” – Jane in Jane Burgoyne
Jane Burgoyne, her daughter Katherine, and
granddaughter Allison are packing up the last of Jane’s belongings before she moves to an independent living facility. Jane’s own past allows her a sympathetic and nuanced understanding of Allison’s illness and depression, an understanding that is viewed with suspicion and envy by Katherine, whose relationships with both women are both complex and adversarial. As Jane’s material life is dismantled, she begins to move toward an independent, clear-eyed decision about her future, about what kind of person she might be when everything else is removed. Jane Burgoyne, a moving exploration of the intergenerational relationship between three women, is revelatory, empathetic, and gracious.
This workshop and reading is made possible by the generous support of Mike and Barbara Gerling, The Joyful Living Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, and Northern Stage’s family of donors.
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