Summary of Museum of Stones
Like a spell cast over mother and son, Museum of Stones's terse scenes reveal a possessive/obsessive world of a love that must be released. An exceptional child, the boy collects far too many rocks, invents a garbage recycler that runs amok, does not "play well." The extended family is cruel and dubious. His mother takes their relationship to painful extremities, threatening her own sanity and health, in a wrenching, yet often funny account that culminates in a terrifying trip in a rubber boat fleeing Peruvian revolutionaries.
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At the heart of Museum of Stones is a possessive/obsessive love between a mother and a son that must be released. The boy, an exceptional child, collects too many rocks, invents a garbage recycler that runs amok, does not "play well." His mother takes their relationship to extremes, threatening her sanity and health. Her playlist reflects her turmoil as she tries to address her anger, her failures and isolation.
Reading with Lynn Lurie and Terese Svoboda
March 31, 2019 at 7:00 - 9:00 pm
85 East 4th Street, NYC
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