Chevy Chase Players

The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson

The Memory of Water is about three sisters who return home after the death of their mother. Throughout, the sisters struggle over who remembers which events more clearly, only to find that individual memories and experiences can become fuzzy, and that family stories, many times re-told, become free game to be re-shaped and detailed until the story develops so far that it surpasses the memory. Playwright Shelagh Stephenson states that when she started writing the The Memory of Water, it was set at a family birthday party. During the development process, Stephenson lost her mother, and the play took a dramatic turn, shifting from one family event to another. Yet the age old tradition of recollecting family stories, bound by love, laughter, anger, and tears is still the center of this bittersweet, life affirming comedy.

Natalie McManus
Mary Ann Peterson
Lennie Magida
Lisa Adams
Paul Marshall
Bernie Kellett

Production Staff
Neil Edgell
Jim Robertson
Stage Manager:
Kim Randolph
Set Dress/Props:
Julie Richer

Performances will be
November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2007
Friday evenings at 8:00 pm
Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm

Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

The Chevy Chase Community Center is Metro accessible via the Red Line
to either the Van Ness/UDC stop or the Friendship Heights stop, then transfer
to a bus going north on Conn. Ave. from Van Ness to McKinley Street, or,
going east on Western Avenue from Friendship Heights. If walking from
Metro, it's about half a mile from both metro stops.

Parking available for free at the meters along Conn. Ave. (after 6:30), or in
the parking lot behind the building, or along the side streets.

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