by Lee Blessing

directed by
Derek Bertelsen
Jeremiah Barr

February 23 – March 12, 2017

ELEEMOSYNARY examines the subtle and often perilous relationship between three generations of remarkable women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie, who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie’s daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect, whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. This poignant and mature study of familial relationships highlights the human need for connection and forgiveness.

“Blessing’s words are brought to life in AstonRep Theatre Company’s remarkable production”-Chicago Reader

“On the tiny stage at The Frontier, three women tell their story with words that quiver and metamorphose themselves and us. It’s as delightful as it is true.” – NewCity Stage



Alexandra Bennett as Artie

Sarah C. Lo as Echo

Debra Rodkin as Dorothea


Dramaturgy – Dana Anderson

Stage Management – Aja Wiltshire

Light Design – Robert Tobin

Set Design – Samantha Barr

Props Design – Jeremiah Barr

Photography – Emily Schwartz