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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