Category Archives: Blogger – In Repertory

Mother Lode: A farewell thanks… for now

Once again, it is with great pleasure that I pause to give special thanks and congratulations to the entire cast and crew of Mother Lode. The amount of work that went on behind the scenes is nothing short of amazing. And the passion that went into this very personal play of the life of Pittsburgh...
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Time to Reconcile?

We often hear the saying “Life is short, so ____.”  How would you fill in the blank? Here are some common answers: Life is short, so have fun. Life is short, so live life to the fullest. Life is short, so be happy. And the list goes on. But how often to you hear someone...
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Mother Lode: a Mother-Daughter Journey

We all face many challenges along our journey called life, but one of the most emotionally and physically challenging times can be caring for a loved one as their journey is nearing an end. This may be especially true for a mother-daughter traveling down this final road together, as best they can. It is a...
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#MotherDaughter – The Mother-Daughter Relationship

The Mother-Daughter Relationship. Though words cannot really express the depth of the bond, there are countless references to this special relationship. Perform a quick Google search for ‘mother daughter relationship’ and you’ll receive not hundreds or thousands or even hundreds of thousands results. You’ll receive over 350 million results. And that doesn’t begin to account...
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Pittsburgh Playwright Premieres New Play

First there was Shaken & Stirred. Then there was Without Ruth. Now there’s Mother Lode.  This newest full-length play by Virginia Wall Gruenert makes its debut performance at Carnegie Stage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 28, 2016. Her play Shaken & Stirred had a successful run at Theater 54 in New York City in October...
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How Deep Is Your Love?

How many times have you heard the cliché “I’ll go to the end of the earth and back for you” or some other similar declaration of love? While these contracts of love sound great and are warm to the heart to hear, in reality, how much are we really capable of doing for the one...
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Stop and Think!

Stop and think. What do you think of when you hear the words discord and warfare? What about when you add the words conciliation and contentious relationship? Now add to the mix of words ultimate acceptance. Does that change the direction of your thought process? Let’s add a few more words to the mix. Let’s add...
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Mother-Daughter Love

Do you enjoy a great story?  Then our next play Mother Lode is just what you’re looking for.  Although it’s a one woman show, there are two characters: Ruth (the mother) and Linda (her daughter).  And boy can Ruth tell a story!  In fact, she’ll want to tell you her whole life story. How can...
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A New Play for the New Year!

We couldn’t be more thrilled to share this news with you.  Virginia Wall Gruenert has written her third play and the opening production will be January 28, 2016.  This play promises to be full of emotion and full of interactions almost every one of us...
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