The issue is so simple as this: Ida has outlived her cash.
The query could also be easy. Who’s going to care for her now?
The solution is “The Treasurer,” a sublime little one-act play by way of Max Posner that dares to indicate that moms aren’t at all times best possible and might, certainly, no longer at all times have earned their youngsters’s timeless, unquestioning love.
Love that doesn’t ask questions like “Who, precisely, goes to PAY for this???”
Onstage now within the Maxine and Robert Dealer Theatre, introduced by way of Jewish Repertory Theatre, “The Treasurer” takes sympathetic perspectives from either side of an uncomfortable (however no longer unusual) circle of relatives dynamic: Ida, the mother, older and on her personal, is on the level the place she wishes lend a hand. A wide variety of lend a hand. And it’s as much as her now-adult sons to offer it.
Then again, this is identical lady who left her circle of relatives when the youngest boy was once 13 so she can have a richer existence in New york, the place “they spent and spent” and after they had not anything left, they saved on spending.
In keeping with The Son, who narrates the play, his father was once damaged by way of this abandonment, and our narrator, the youngest, was once left to lift himself. David Lundy, identified for raising native productions by way of his many performances in supporting roles, disappears so successfully into the identify function right here that every now and then one seems like we’re eavesdropping on circle of relatives issues that possibly will have to stay non-public.