The Year My Mother Came Back

By Alice Eve Cohen

Two staged readings: SUNDAY, MAY 7 & MONDAY, MAY 8, 2023, at 7 p.m.

Hosted by DOBAMA THEATRE, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Featuring HEIDI HARRIS* and LARA MIELCAREK* – with Wendy Kriss. (*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)


Play synopsis: Thirty years after her mother’s death, Alice’s mother appears to her – and continues to do so – during the hardest year Alice has ever faced. She learns she must walk in her mother’s shoes in order to understand her, forgive her, and rediscover her love for her. In this story of mothers being lost and found, Alice finds her mother and rediscovers herself. A love story. A ghost story. A contemporary tale that reaches back through generations.

New York-based ALICE EVE COHEN, who will attend the May 7th performance, is a playwright, solo theatre artist and memoirist whose works have been presented nationwide and on four continents. Interplay welcomes her back, following last season’s powerful reading of WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, a solo show Cohen adapted from her award-winning memoir of another unforgettable mother-daughter story.