Entertainment Central Pittsburgh
Hoard’ Brings the Heat at off the WAL. To say that the feather dusters begin to fly is putting it mildly.
By the end of Hoard’s 90 minutes, both women are moved and shaken, and so is the audience.
at Off The WALL
is a well researched 'Compassionate, Dark, Thrilling Ride' through
two minds who aren’t
as different as they
think they are.
PGH In The
Virginia Wall Gruenert and Erika Cuenca are unequivocally the performers two-person shows should be created for—impassioned, invested and thrilling from start to finish.
This is not a neat or tidy play. It is brutal and raw with two actors whose chemistry has been well established circling around one another in an orchestrated emotional and psychological dance.
Specifically commissioned by and written for off the WALL Productions by Pittsburgh playwright Lissa Brennan, Hoard tells the story of a woman whose life and home are cluttered by past trauma, and the young woman who attempts to rescue her, and perhaps herself, in the healing process.
A new play by Lissa Brennan
Directed by Kira Simring
Co-Director - Dramaturg
Virginia Wall Gruenert
March 6 - 7, 12 - 14, 19 - 21 @ 8:00 pm
March 8 & 15
@ 3:00 pm
5 HOARDING LEVELS
The National Study Group on Compulsive Disorganization created a Clutter Hoarding Scale as a guideline for professional organizers making their first few contacts with clients:
Hoarding Level One: Clutter is not excessive, all doors and stairways are accessible, there are no odors, and the home is considered safe and sanitary.
Hoarding Level Two: Clutter inhabits two or more rooms, light odors, overflowing garbage cans, light mildew in kitchens and bathrooms, one exit is blocked, some pet dander or pet waste puddles, and limited evidence of housekeeping.
Hoarding Level Three: One bedroom or bathroom is unusable, excessive dust, heavily soiled food preparation areas, strong odors throughout the home, excessive amount of pets, and visible clutter outdoors.
Hoarding Level Four: Sewer backup, hazardous electrical wiring, flea infestation, rotting food on counters, lice on bedding, and pet damage to home.
Hoarding Level Five: Rodent infestation, kitchen and bathroom unusable due to clutter, human and animal feces, and disconnected electrical and/or water service.