When memory fades, love endures.

Playwright

Steve Yockey

Director

Ariel Fristoe

Co-Production with

Out of Hand Theater

Synopsis

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

Vivienne struggles with caring for her mother, an Alzheimer’s patient whose condition is showing signs of deterioration. In some of Yockey’s most poignant writing to date, she confesses and confronts the myriad challenges of caring for someone who is vanishing slowly before her very eyes.

...experience at least one Yockey show in your lifetime." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A fiercely imaginative and finely tuned voice. San Francisco Chronicle
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    Carolyn Cook. Photo by Christopher Bartelski.

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    Joe Sykes. Photo by Christopher Bartelski.

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    Maia Knispel. Photo by Christopher Bartelski.

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    Carolyn Cook. Photo by Christopher Bartelski.

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    Carolyn Cook. Photo by Christopher Bartelski.

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    Carolyn Cook. Photo by Christopher Bartelski.

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Cast & Creative Team

Running Time

75 minutes with no intermission

Content Advisory

Contains adult language.


NOTE

Blackberry Winter will be performed in rotating repertory with The Thrush & the Woodpecker. See calendar for performance dates.

Performances

Director's Rough Cut
November 4 at 8 pm

Preview
November 5 at 8 pm

Opening Night
November 6 at 8 pm

Regular Performances
November 8-22
Tuesdays - Fridays at 8 pm
Saturdays at 2 pm & 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm & 7 pm

From the audience

From the Critics

"...a deep slice of real life with equal flair and conviction...pure, heartfelt." Atlanta-Journal-Constitution Atlanta Journal-Constitution Bert Osborne,
"...Ms. Cook’s brilliance as an actor that hypnotizes and carries us along...what you need to figure out, if you love superb acting, is way to see Carolyn Cook hold an audience in the palm of her hand. " atlanta-intown-logo Atlanta INtown Manning Harris,
"Steve Yockey’s Blackberry Winter...is knocked out of the park by the extraordinary, brilliant performance of Carolyn Cook in the lead role. Everyone should go see this show..." artsatl ArtsATL Andrew Alexander,