A World War I widow in David Grimm's new play about the plight of women during that difficult women raised only to be wives and mothers, without self-supporting skills.
Yet, the impoverished woman whose friend uses the following trope to describe her vulnerability. "She's the fragile sort. Wasn't raised to survive on her own. Like a wounded bird lost in a wood."
Helena, the woman thus described, is played by Nina Arianda. Though suffering the loss of her husband
as well as financial security, Helena is strong enough to survive
and heal those "lost bird" wounds. The play-- Tales From Red Vienna-- is a world premiere at Manhattan Theatere Club. Here's a link to my review:
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Simile of the day: Not to go to the theater is like making one's toilet without a mirror -- Arthur Schopenhauer