My Mind Is Like an Open Meadow

See for yourself: it’s as stunning as everyone says.

By Anne Adams July 18, 2011

Erin Leddy’s solo performance art piece, premiered by Hand2Mouth Theatre and reprised last weekend at Headwaters Theater, had already been widely praised but can scarcely be over-sold. Interspersing original songs with recordings of her actress grandmother speaking, Leddy delivers what countless other performance artists attempt: an intimate examination of human fragility, memory, and loss.

For our money, Meadow has struck some of the hardest balances: It manages to be sentimental without being saccharine, universal without being reductive, and intimate without being indulgent. In case you missed it, check out this video of a prior performance and see if you agree.

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