The Rosendale Theatre is proud to present a one-woman show written and performed by Obie Award Winning Actress Kathryn Grody.
The Unexpected 3rd, a work in progress, is a radical rumination on the optimism of staying alive. Deep into her third and final act of being a person, Grody investigates an eclectic, devastating, and hilarious potpourri of shocking discoveries as she finds herself at 75, becoming… not quite old, but elder. “Old starts at 95!” she declares “I’ve just completed my late youth.” Another boomer that didn’t think the aging process would apply to them, Grody enters elderhood with equal parts empowerment and utter devastation. Marching onward through crumbling democracy, a boiling planet, and an increasingly dead roster of friends and colleagues, she is buoyed by discovering parts of herself she didn’t know were in hiding. Perhaps these parts were waiting for this period to bloom. Mother, artist, wife, grandmother, friend, and accidental influencer Kathryn Grody is astonished with her life, your life, and the stunning, hilarious, heartbreaking impermanence of it all.
The Unexpected 3rd is the third play in a trilogy that also includes A Mom’s Life and Falling Apart… Together both previously performed at The Public Theatre in New York City. All of the plays in the trilogy, including The Unexpected 3rd, have been directed by Timothy Near, a multi-award-winning director for the stage.
Audiences are invited to stay after the performances for conversation with Kathryn, the author and actress of the play, and Timothy, the director. Feedback is greatly appreciated as this is a work in progress.