The Little Flower Flower of East Orange
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
National Theatre Studio, 2013
When Therese Marie arrives in the emergency room of a small hospital in the Bronx, suffering from hypothermia and in shock, no one there knows her story. To the doctors and nurses, she is just another abandoned elderly woman who can’t even tell them her name. But Therese Marie’s dementia is not all that it seems. And when her prodigal son, Danny, returns to New York, Therese Marie must fight to maintain her dignity in light of her son’s insistence on confronting the ugly secrets of their past.
In this unconventional family drama, Stephen Adly Guirgis gives us a mother and son who must face a long family legacy of abuse in order to find the true meaning of grace.
John Biggins, Ellie Jacob, Barbara Kirby, Alexander Warner
Director: Audrey Sheffield
Design: Fly Davis